Going through Screening for Bowel Cancer can have Long-term Benefits

By  , Agency News
Sep 23, 2013
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  • Being screened every two years reduced one's risks of dying from bowel cancer by about 22 per cent.
  • Of the people who were in the screening groups, about 2 in 100 died of bowel cancer.
  • Of the people in the group that did not go through screening about 3 in 100 died of the disease.

 

According to a new study, people are less likely to die of bowel cancer if they had undergone screening for bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer screeningMore than 7 people in about 10 died throughout the study and whether they had had screening or not made no different to the time they died. However, it was found that people were less likely to die of bowel cancer if they had got their screenings done for the disease.

Of the people who were in the screening groups, about 2 in 100 died of bowel cancer and of the people in the group that did not go through screening about 3 in 100 died of the disease. The results of the study found that being screened every two years reduced ones risks of dying from bowel cancer by about 22 per cent compared with those who were not screened.

When the researched looked separately at women and men, it was found out that men received more benefits from going through screening every two years compared with women. Younger people or those who are aged 60 to 69 years received more benefits compared with those people who were aged 70 years or older. Women under the age of 60 years did not, however, have a lower chance of dying because of bowel cancer if they had gone through screening.

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