Colorectal cancer screening rates on the rise: 4 fast stats

According to new CDC data, colorectal cancer screenings doubled from 2000 to 2015.

Here's what you should know.

1. In 2000, only 33 percent of men underwent some type of colorectal cancer screenings. In 2015, that number rose to 62 percent.

2. Only 35 percent of women underwent a colorectal cancer screening in 2000, with that number increasing to 63 percent in 2015.

3. The CDC reported figures on cervical cancer and breast cancer as well. Cervical cancer screening rates fell from 88 percent to 83 percent, in the respective years. Breast cancer screening rates haven't changed (72 percent).

4. Lisa C. Richardson, MD, director of the CDC's division of cancer prevention and control said, "We will continue successful programs that have increased screening rates and will look for new ways to reach people who are not getting recommended cancer screenings."

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