Colorectal Cancer Screening: Saving Lives

This paper elaborates and provides information on Screening used to cure 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. Several different screening tests can be used to test for polyps or colorectal cancer. Each can be used alone. Sometimes they are used in combination with each other.

Provided by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Topic: Software Date Added: Mar 2002 Format: PDF

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