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While there are various screening tools to detect colorectal cancer, people skip them due to expense, the uncomfortable nature of the screen, having to take time off work, or having to handle stool samples, the New York Times' Well blog says. It adds that researchers are working on developing other screening tools that may be better tolerated by patients.

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