• 30 OCT 13

    Current Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Might Miss Some Patients

    FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — Current U.S. colon cancer screening guidelines may result in 10 percent of colon cancers being missed in people with a family history of colon polyps that can lead to cancer, a new study suggests.

    “The biggest surprise was the percentage of missed cancers under the current guidelines. We figured there would be a few percent, but 10 percent is a large number,” study author Dr. N. Jewel Samadder, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, said in a university news release.

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