Report: Colon cancer deaths decline in U.S.

Colon cancer deaths continue to drop across the United States, health officials said today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report that echoes earlier findings showing a national decline in colon cancer deaths. Mississippi was the only state that saw no real decline, according to the CDC report.

The CDC says 22 million Americans remain unscreened for colon cancer.

Free screenings will be provided for at-risk patients every 10 years if the health care reform law takes effect in 2014. Associated Press reports were used in this article.

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