People with disabilities who live in rural communities are less likely to be screened for colon and rectal cancer than their counterparts who live in cities, according to a study in Disability and Health Journal. Researchers found that 55% of participants with disabilities who live in rural areas had been screened at least once, compared with 60% of participants in urban areas. "Access to care is a real problem," said lead investigator Willi Horner-Johnson of Oregon Health and Science University.

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