Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Rises 7% From 2008 to 2010

Colorectal cancer screening has been a major focus in the gastroenterology field. From 2008 to 2010, the rate of screening rose 7 percent, according to a Medscape report.

Screening increased for all population subgroups, expect for non-Hispanic Asians and the uninsured. The Healthy People program goal of 70.5 percent was not met, but four subgroups came within 10 percentage points of meeting it.

In comparison, overall screening rates for cervical and breast cancer decreased between 2008 and 2010.

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