Colonoscopies Reduce Cancer Risk

Colonoscopies do not have blind spots – they reduce colon cancer risk not only on the left side of the colon, but also on the right side, researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg revealed in an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
A colonoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to have an inside look at the patient’s colon and rectum. The physician uses a flexible tube, called a colonoscope, with a camera at the end. As the camera moves through the rectum the doctor watches everything on a monitor (screen) – the colonoscope can reach right to the end of the colon. The colonoscopy helps the doctor identify any abnormality, take a biopsy, or even remove a polyps there and then. Read more…

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