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People Who Avoid Colorectal Cancer Over 30 Years Because of Screening

With the FIT stool test, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening. With colonoscopy, about 40 to 45 out of 1,000 people who had screening avoided getting colorectal cancer over 30 years, compared with people who did not have any screening.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: August 21, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine

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