Colorectal Cancer Rates, Deaths Fall as More Patients Undergo Screening

Colorectal cancer and death rates have fallen in recent years as more people choose to undergo screening for the disease, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report noted that the percentage of Americans age 50-75 who have been screened rose 13 percent from 2002-2010, while the rate of new cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. Meanwhile, the death rate for colorectal cancer fell from 19 per 100,000 in 2003 to 16.7 per 100,000 in 2007.

The CDC says despite these improvements, more screening needs to take place. According to the report, one in three adults does not receive the recommended cancer screening. If the screening rate increased to 70.5 percent, approximately 1,000 lives would be saved every year.

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