Recent Examples of colonoscopy from the Web
For example, studies have shown that as few as 40% to 50% of orders for colonoscopies result in patients’ getting the test.
Choosing to know Having a colonoscopy is one of the most powerful weapons in preventing colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined, according to the American Cancer Society.
Fat patients have been refused medical screenings, such as Pap smears, mammograms, and colonoscopies, that are considered routine and vital for thin patients.
All the follow-up blood tests, CT scans, and colonoscopies since his treatment finished had repeatedly confirmed that his colon cancer was in remission.
Others worked with the family to spread awareness of colorectal cancer and the need for colonoscopies.
In addition to the colonoscopy I am now required to undergo annually, both of my children have a 50 percent chance of being carriers.
Caroline Johnson has become a public advocate for early colonoscopies; her husband's colorectal cancer had already advanced to Stage 4 before it was discovered.
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, patients with first-degree relatives should start receiving colonoscopies at age 40, or 10 years younger than the earliest diagnosis in their family —whichever comes first.
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