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Cancer

03 August 2011

Stool test good to catch cancer

Inexpensive faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) are effective for colon cancer screening, a study confirms.

Inexpensive faecal occult blood tests (FOBT) are effective for colon cancer screening, a study confirms.

So as reported online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the researchers followed nearly 2,800 adults who all volunteered to have iFOBT, a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy.

 

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