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There was less screening among older age groups, African-Americans and those with other health problems.
"Quite honestly, I'm sorry to say, I'm not surprised about the findings," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, which funded the study. Despite advanced medical technology, "our ability to deliver the recommended care to patients has left something to be desired."
With the information resources available today, he said patients can take an active role in their follow-up care and make sure that they are getting the screenings they need.
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