The proportion of US adults who follow recommended colon cancer screening guidelines varies greatly depending on region, reports Reuters Health.

To catch colon cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and less lethal, physicians typically recommend that adults aged 50 to 75 get screened every 10 years with a colonoscopy or annually with fecal tests. Nationwide, only about 67 percent of adults in this age range were current with screening, the study found.

At the state level, screening rates ranged from a low of 59 percent in Wyoming to a high of 75 percent in Massachusetts.

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