Cross-Canada colorectal cancer screening programs remain elusive

Lett, Dan
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/11/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 6, p555
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the growing concern of colorectal cancer advocates on the lack of adequate cancer screening programs to check colorectal cancer in Canada. It is stated that in spite of the growing threat of colorectal cancer only few Canadian provinces including only Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta have launched colorectal cancer screening programs. According to Barry Stein, the president of the Colorectal Cancer Association, some provinces are not working out on such program due to the increased cost of providing colonoscopies for those who test positive in screening tests. INSET: Cancer program puts family physicians at the frontline.


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