1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC

Detecting colon cancer early saves lives, yet only about two-thirds of Americans aged 50 to 75 have undergone screening, health officials said earlier this week. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men and women 50 and older get screened, about 23 million Americans — or 28 percent of people who should be screened — have never done so, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HealthDay (11/5)