Report: U.S. screening rates increase, but cancer deaths remain high

07/6/2010 | Yahoo! · ABC News

Although more Americans are getting screened for colon or breast cancer than ever before, at least 10,000 people still die annually as a result of failing to get screened for the diseases, according to a recent CDC report. Data show that colonoscopy rates rose from 52% in 2002 to 63% in 2008, and mammogram rates were about 81% for women aged 50 to 74, about the same in 2008 as in 2006.

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