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Health Care System Factors for Deaths due to Colorectal Cancer

Health Care System Factors

According to the [ National Cancer Institute], use of the '''guaiac-based fecal occult blood test''' as a screening intervention decreases colorectal cancer mortality by about 15% to 30%, use of '''sigmoidoscopy''' decreases colorectal cancer mortality by about 20% to 30% and colorectal cancer incidence by about 20% to 25%, and use of '''colonoscopy''' decreases both colorectal cancer mortality and colorectal cancer incidence (at least for cancers of the left colon) by about 60% to 70%. [Last reviewed: 1/27/20] Other health care system factors associated with colorectal cancer survival in New Jersey include health insurance status ([ Niu et al., 2013]).

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