The numbers don’t lie, the percentage of death rate relating to colon cancer has dropped significantly by “3% a year between 2001 and 2010 compared to 2% a year in the previous decade.” Since screening awareness has spread the mortality rate has almost been cut in half in the last 35 years.
By increasing the awareness, we can make a large impact on decreasing the risk of colon cancer in the years to come. Screening saves lives! Although the numbers have gotten better, they are not where they need to be. “Experts are frustrated that the screening rate isn’t even higher. U.S. Public Health officials are launching a new effort to bring 80% of Americans up to day by 2018.” Colon Cancer can be prevented by a simple screening at the proper time.
Read the article by The Wall Street Journal | More Screenings Put Dent in Colon Cancer