Patients comply with colorectal cancer screening when given options

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 38% of patients adhered to their doctor's recommendation of colonoscopy, while 67% adhered to advice on FOBT. The findings appear in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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