Bowel program works but needs men

From Australian Doctor, 1 November 2007.
THE first year of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program has been encouraging, although issues such as a poorer male participation rate and delay in colonoscopy follow-up are yet to be resolved, a leading gastroenterologist says.
About 156,000 Australians took part in the first stage of the faecal occult blood test-based screening program, returning 11,000 positive tests and leading to the diagnosis of more than 100 suspected cancers, according to data released at the Australian gastroenterology week conference in Perth last week. Read more.

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