60% Of Colon Cancer Patients Not Getting Proper Treatment

September 10, 2008

A new study published in the journal Cancer has revealed that 60% of colon cancer patients are not receiving the proper treatment from hospitals......Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the journal Cancer has revealed that 60% of colon cancer patients are not receiving the proper treatment from hospitals.

The report focused on 4,426 older colon cancer patients, as researchers looked at how hospitals were handling their treatment.

What they found was that many hospitals across the U.S. are not properly treating colon cancer patients.

Researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio found some startling facts.

They discovered that only 40% of these colon cancer patients received all of the proper treatment, meaning 60% did not.

All of the colon cancer patients were tracked for a 3-year period, beginning six months after their surgery.

According to the guidelines, treatment that was recommended included two doctors visits per year, two blood tests per year, and a colonoscopy within the first three years.


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