When people were offered a personal choice of either FOBT or colonoscopy screening by their primary care provider, more actually completed the test they chose than if only one option was offered.
In a study of 1,000 ethnically and racially diverse people, the lowest percentage had a colonoscopy when that was the only test offered. More completed fecal occult blood testing if it was the single choice. Overall 65 percent of the 1,000 patients studied were screened after their doctor recommended testing. Read the rest of this entry »