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Millions missing out on colon cancer screening
San Francisco Chronicle - Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer

Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer — colorectal cancer — miss them, despite years of public efforts to make colon screening as widespread as tests for breast and prostate cancer. But what if you opened your mailbox one day to find an at-home test kit, no doctor’s appointment needed?