May 2015

Report finds colorectal cancer screening gaps, excess

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found many of the oldest seniors who are unlikely to benefit are screened for colorectal cancer, while many younger seniors are not tested. More than 39% of adults 65 to 75 years old with a life expectancy of at least 10 years had not had a recent colorectal cancer screening, while 51.1% of adults at least 75 years old and 50.9% with a life expectancy of less than 10 years reported being screened for the cancer.

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