CDC: Colon cancer screening rates are still too low

11/5/2013 | HealthDay News

Approximately 23 million Americans aged 50 to 75 have never been screened for colon cancer, in spite of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force findings that recommend they should, according to data analyzed in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. "Despite research that shows colorectal cancer screening saves lives, screening rates remain far too low," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

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