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FOBT Reduces Bowel Cancer Deaths

Posted on March 02 2012

Studies of regular screenings indicate that an FOBT reduces bowel cancer deaths by up to 16% as tested among over 1 million adult patients. A FOBT, or Fecal Occult Blood Test, is used to detect trace amounts of blood in the feces. This preliminary sample can be used to signify possible risks such as ulcers, lesions, and tumors in the digestive system.

Recently, a Bowel Cancer Screening Program has been implemented in the UK where patients automatically receive a FOBT in the mail within weeks of their 60th birthday. After detecting over 11,000 cancers, the program has been justified and findings substantiate that FOBT's reduce bowel cancer deaths and other potentially life-threatening medical conditions.

Home screenings enable individuals to perform simple health testing in the comfort of their own home. Various types of cancer represent a leading cause of death among the general population, but many types can be successfully treated if detected early enough. Findings that an FOBT reduces bowel cancer deaths will help support the Screening Program in the UK and hopefully will encourage more home testing.

There are a number of home FOBT kits available with simplified testing instructions that even include lab validation of results with the purchase price. Compare and order FOBT kits online, or call 1-888-687-4334 to speak with a trained representative today.

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