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Colon cancer screening underutilized in U.S., report says

A feature story by the Consumers Union highlights a survey published in 2010 that found just 65% of U.S. adults who should be evaluated for colorectal cancer are screened. The top three reasons cited in the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, include failure of a health care provider to recommend screening, lack of awareness and belief that screening is too expensive. The Washington Post/Consumer Reports (2/13)

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