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How many people are being screened for colorectal cancer each year?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: ~1.6 million/year

The national cancer institute estimates that about 1.
6 million screening colonoscopies are performed each year in the United States. Colonoscopy is not the only way to screen for colorectal cancer, but collecting these statistics on a national level is much more difficult. The other methods include sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood testing, and ct-based screening tests.

In brief: ~1.6 million/year

The national cancer institute estimates that about 1.
6 million screening colonoscopies are performed each year in the United States. Colonoscopy is not the only way to screen for colorectal cancer, but collecting these statistics on a national level is much more difficult. The other methods include sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood testing, and ct-based screening tests.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not enough

About one in three people over 50 have not been screened for colorectal cancer.
Around 50, 000 americans and greater than 600, 000 people worldwide die each year from this, which is a very preventable disease.

In brief: Not enough

About one in three people over 50 have not been screened for colorectal cancer.
Around 50, 000 americans and greater than 600, 000 people worldwide die each year from this, which is a very preventable disease.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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