Published in Gastroenterology Week, April 30th, 2007
Screening helped cut the odds of death nearly in half for men ages 65 to 79 but did not reduce deaths among women.
However, men who received screening were also twice as likely to undergo surgery for the condition, a procedure that carries its own risk of death, says Dr. Paul Cosford of the East of England Strategic Health Authority.
The four studies included 127,891 men and 9,342 women.
The review by Cosford and...
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