Colorectal Cancer Screening: For People With Medicare

This paper summarizes and provides in-depth information on Colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. But if everyone age 50 or older had regular screening tests, at least one third of deaths from this disease could be avoided. Colorectal cancer occurs most often in men and women of any racial or ethnic group who are age 50 and older. The risk increases with age. This risk may be higher than average if they or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer or if they have inflammatory bowel disease.

Provided by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Topic: Software Date Added: Apr 2003 Format: PDF

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