Jul 6, 2010 12:33 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colon cancer screenings up

Health officials say more older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday comes from a 2008 national telephone survey. It's the most recent government data on how many people get checked.

Close to two-thirds of adults over 50 say they've been tested for colon cancer, up from about half in 2002.


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