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Bowel cancer screening in older patients: is it time to reconsider?

Donald J Frommer
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50915
Published online: 15 February 2021

To the Editor: In 1996, two articles showed that bowel cancer screening in subjects aged 45–741 and 45–752 years, recruited in the early 1980s, led to a significant reduction in mortality; since then, the age range in Australia’s screening program remains at 50–74 years.

  • Donald J Frommer1,2

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

Correspondence: donfrommer@yahoo.co.uk

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