“Dramatic decline” in colon cancer rates due to increased screening
March is colorectal cancer awareness month, so there have been several publications in the medical and lay press about colorectal cancer rates, treatments, and screenings.
One of the most interesting came out last week. The study published in the journal CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (you can read it here) highlights the fact that colon cancer has gone from the leading cause of cancer deaths in the 1950’s to the second (nearing third) cause of cancer deaths in 2014. This large decline is due to increased screening and more effective screening.
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