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March 9, 2006

Most Americans Skip Colon Cancer Screening

Three out of four Americans aged 50 to 70 aren't getting regular colon cancer screening, according to a survey sponsored by the maker of a new screening test for the disease.

Colon cancer is currently the second leading cancer killer in the United States, with 60,000 Americans expected to die from the disease this year. (Reuters)

May 19, 2005

Sigmoidoscopy Misses Growths in Women

A widely used screening tool for colon cancer, sigmoidoscopy, misses precancerous growths in almost two-thirds of women - a disturbing failure rate twice as high as the one seen in men, a government-backed study found. (AP Medical)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Colon Cancer

December 24, 2004

Colon Cancer Screening with DNA Stool Test

A non-invasive test that detects mutated tumor DNA in feces may be a useful method of screening for colorectal cancer, according to new research findings. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Colon Cancer Screening

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