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If the use of recommended colorectal screening increased to 70.5 percent, 1,000 additional lives could be saved each year.

Vital Signs: Colorectal cancer screening, incidence, and mortality?United States, 2002-2010. MMWR Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6026a4.htm. Published 2011

Reference

Title
Vital Signs: Colorectal cancer screening, incidence, and mortality?United States, 2002-2010
Publication
MMWR
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 26
Pages
884-9
URL
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