Reports of colorectal cancer screening in older patients on the rise

May 2008
Hem/Onc Today;5/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p46
The article reports that according to survey data published in the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," there was an increase in the use of fecal occult blood testing and/or lower endoscopy between 2002 and 2006 in people aged 50 years and older in the U.S. The data included all 50 states except Hawaii. The findings indicated that in 2006, 60.8% of the survey respondents reported having fecal occult blood testing within the prior year or lower endoscopy within the last 10 years.


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