Report: Colon Testing Up, Cancer Rates Down
the MPR take:
A newly published report from the American Cancer Society shows a significant decline in colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality, largely due to increased screening tests. Over the last 10 years, rates of colorectal cancer have decreased by 30% among those aged ≥50 years. Testing via colonoscopy has nearly tripled among adults ages 50–75, but only 59% of individuals ages ≥50 reported being current with colon cancer screening. It is estimated that 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year, and that 50,310 people will die from it.
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