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Studies reinforce life-saving benefits of colon cancer screening

Posted September 20, 2013, 3:51 pm Robert Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Checking seemingly healthy people for cancer—what doctors call screening—seems like a simple process: Perform a test and either find cancer early and cure it or don’t find it and breathe easy. Yet it’s actually not so simple. For many types of cancer, there is no test that can reliably detect the disease at a curable stage. The available tests aren’t…

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