Fewer Die from Colorectal Cancer

“Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers.

“This group of patients may therefore need less frequent colonoscopic surveillance than what is common today. As a potential concequence, the researchers argue, health service resources may be diverted to other, patient groups.

“The findings were released today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).”