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Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers
Date:10/27/2010

aid featuring an interactive booklet and DVD ended up more informed than those who received only standard screening information. However, the former group was less likely to get screened.

Although the decision aid did not encourage more people to undergo screening, at least it gave them the data they needed to make an informed choice, the researchers said.

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For more information on colorectal cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.

SOURCES: Anne Tjonneland, M.D., Ph.D., head of department, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark; Marji McCullough, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology at the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Ga.; Floriano Marchetti, M.D., assistant professor of clinical surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Oct. 27, 2010, BMJ, online


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