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Colorectal Cancer Updates 2015

More than a third of people with abnormal results drop out of bowel cancer screening

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Almost 40 per cent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according to a Cancer Research UK study* published today in the British Journal of Cancer.

In contrast, just 13 per cent of those who had a normal result did not continue with screening.

Cancer Death Rate Drop Spares 1.5 Million Americans: Report

Friday, January 2, 2015

A 22 percent drop in cancer death rates during the past two decades has spared the lives of more than 1.5 million people in this country, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday.

In its annual dissection of cancer diagnoses, mortality and survival data, the group pinned the ongoing decline in cancer death rates on a downturn in U.S. smoking habits, extra attention to cancer prevention, improvements in various cancer treatments, and advances in early detection methods.

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