Monday, March 17, 2014

Big drop in colon cancer rate

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY – Mar. 17, 2014 – Colon and rectal cancers have dropped dramatically as older Americans get colonoscopies a new report from the American Cancer Society has found. While colonoscopies have nearly tripled among those 50 and older, and the colon cancer rate has dropped by 30 percent over the last 10 years.  The report appears in the organization’s Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2014, which is due out in the March/April issue of the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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