More patients accept colorectal cancer screening when given choice

04/10/2012 | Family Practice News

Sixty-nine percent of 997 middle-age patients given a choice between fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy underwent one of the colorectal cancer-screening tests, a study showed. Researchers found that only 38% of patients adhered to recommendations of colonoscopy when not given an alternative. The findings appear in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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