Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy

Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of ColonoscopyA new study provides what independent researchers call the best evidence yet that colonoscopy prevents deaths. In patients tracked for as long as 20 years, the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by 53 percent in those who had the test and whose doctors removed precancerous growths, known as adenomatous polyps, researchers reported on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. New York Times (2/22)

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