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Smart Woman: Avoiding Colorectal Cancer

More than 20 million Americans ages 50 to 75 have not had any screening for colorectal cancer. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New figures also show one in three adults are not up to date with their screenings.
More than 20 million Americans ages 50 to 75 have not had any screening for colorectal cancer. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New figures also show one in three adults are not up to date with their screenings.

Guidelines recommend adults 50 and older get a colonoscopy every ten years, or a specialized fecal test every year.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death  in both men and women in the U.S.

 Federal health officials say doctors need to do a better job letting patients know their screening options.

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