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Bowel screening success rate

By Tim Sandle
Posted Jun 25, 2012 in Health
People who attend bowel cancer screenings are more likely to have the condition diagnosed early enough to be successfully treated, according to a National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) study.
The report assessed data from the West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unit to compare the stage at diagnosis of bowel cancers picked up through screening with those diagnosed following the onset of symptoms.
It was found that 18.5 percent of cancer cases detected through screening were at the earliest stages, compared to 9.4 percent among patients who were already displaying symptoms of the disease.
This comes after the NCIN published recent research showing that the poorest bowel cancer patients are more likely to die within a month of surgery than wealthier people.

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