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Nov 2019

‘Unacceptable’ private test failures means thousands of bowel tumours missed every year

A new study suggests that private bowel cancer screening tests miss or fail to prevent more than double the proportion of cases as those offered through the NHS. Researchers studied over 120,000 patients who underwent a colonoscopy, the leading colorectal cancer test, in England between 2005 and 2013 and who were later diagnosed with the…

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