Patients comply with CRC screening when given options

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, according to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. Dr. John Inadomi and colleagues at the University of Washington found that 38% of patients adhered to their doctor’s recommendation of colonoscopy, while 67% adhered to advice on FOBT. Family Practice News (4/9)