A medical test that everyone dreads can dramatically reduce the chances of dying from colorectal cancer, a groundbreaking new study says.
Researchers have found that colonoscopies cut the risk of dying by 53% if pre-cancerous polyps are removed during the procedure.
The study, done by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researchers who tracked patients for as long as 20 years, confirmed what doctors have long believed but lacked rigorous scientific evidence to prove.I have a friend who is making a second round of battles with colon cancer, and it is one of the reasons that I got off my... let me rephrase that... got around to having a colonoscopy done several years ago. It isn't particularly pleasant, but compared to colon cancer treatment?
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