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CDC finds cancer screening rates too low; disparities noted
Modern Healthcare

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer fell below government targets in 2010 and were particularly low for Asians and Hispanics, according to a study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. For 2010, the overall breast cancer screening rate was 72.4%, well under the HHS Healthy People 2020 target of 81%. The rate for cervical cancer screenings was 83% compared with a 93% target. And the colorectal cancer screening rate was 58.6% (58.5% for men, 58.8% for women), compared with the HHS target of 70.5%.