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Cancer

29 September 2011

Pre-cancerous tumours in one in three people

A Hong Kong study found that almost 30% of healthy middle-aged and elderly adults had bowel tumours that could develop into cancer, researchers said.

A Hong Kong study found that almost 30% of healthy middle-aged and elderly adults had bowel tumours that could develop into cancer, researchers said.

Of the others, 12, or 0.5%, were found to have cancer and one subsequently died of the disease.

The researchers say the findings back up the case for the government to introduce bowel cancer screening for people aged over 50 arguing it has the potential to save many lives.

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