Got a Limited Screening Budget? Then Colonoscopy's Not Your Test?

July 30, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

Pretty much everyone agrees that colon-cancer screening is a winner — the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which isn’t quick with the ringing endorsements, gives its highest evidence rating to screening adults aged 50-75 via colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or fecal occult blood testing.

Yet only about half of eligible adults are screened; state health departments, federal agencies and public-health groups are trying to change that by launching or endorsing screening programs... read more