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Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study

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By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer. In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new, late-stage colon cancer, including hard-to-detect cancers …

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Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer — and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review confirms. The analysis, of 31 studies, looked at the effectiveness of the fecal immunochemical …

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Many Cancer Deaths Prevented by Colonoscopy

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

Polyp Removal During Colonoscopy Shown to Cut Colon Cancer Deaths in Half By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Feb. 22, 2012 — New research shows that colonoscopy saves lives not only by identifying colon cancers early, but also by detecting and removing colon polyps in …

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Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

SUNDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) — Even though a colonoscopy is an important colorectal cancer screening procedure that can save lives, many people have unfounded worries about the test and avoid it, an expert says. “A colonoscopy is an amazing tool that allows us to see how healthy our insides …

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Study Supports CT-Based ‘Virtual’ Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — Noninvasive, CT-guided “virtual” colonoscopy is similar to standard colonoscopy in its ability to detect colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in people 65 and older, a new study finds. Virtual colonoscopy, also called CT colonography, uses virtual-reality technology to produce 3-D images of the patient’s …

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Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

News Picture: Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren’t sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately, it’s rare. And it shouldn’t stop you from …

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New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy

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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds — supporting the case for earlier screening for the disease. Researchers say the uptick between those …

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