Colonoscopy Saves Lives: How To Prepare And What To Expect

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Colonoscopy is known in the medical field as the gold standard for preventing colorectal cancer. Yet because of the lack of education and common misconceptions about pain, this procedure remains underused by Americans.

Over 4 million people in the US have yearly colonoscopies to avoid colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 70 percent of all deaths from the disease could be prevented if colonoscopy or other tests were used to remove cancer polyps at its early stages. The society has also announced new changes to its guidelines regarding colorectal cancer screening, urging everyone to start …read more

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