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Colorectal cancer screening tests underused in US

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Screening tests for colorectal cancer are still being underused in the US, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is despite American Cancer Society guidelines published in 1997 which recommend regular screening of people aged 50 or over and the expansion last year of Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer testing.

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