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Are You FIT to Be Tested?

A home-based colorectal cancer screening test may be the right option for you

Screening for colorectal cancer is a proven lifesaver, yet about a third of Americans over age 50 are not getting tested at all. One reason may be an overemphasis on colonoscopy as the screening test of choice in this country, which many people shy away from due to fears about the preparation process or the […]

Originally published: March 2022

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