Missed out on colon cancer screening? Not too late even after age 75

June 3, 2014 6:15 PM

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Missed out on colon cancer screening? Not too late even after age 75

WASHINGTON -- How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.

Colon cancer screening is powerful, credited not only with saving lives. The American Cancer Society recently calculated that over the last decade, new cases of colon cancer dropped significantly among middle-aged and older adults, thanks largely to increasing use of colonoscopies that allow removal...

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