A just-released study in the NEJM (New England Journal Of Medicine) has clearly shown the benefits of colonoscopy.
In patients with polyps (called adenomatous polyps…a specific type of polyp under the microscopic), removal of these polyps reduces the future risk of colon cancer by 50%…..a statistically large margin.
It is important to have proof that screening tests work as doctors and patients alike to wonder…..”What is all the fuss & does this screening test really work?”
Clearly, there are benefits to this testing, so it’s time to make sure you get your colonoscopy after age 50.
Sure….you can wait a little bit if you are squeamish, but don’t put it off forever. Let’s do what we can to prevent when possible.