Screening colonoscopies are receiving high marks!

Screening colonoscopy cut the incidence of colorectal cancers by 51% compared with patients without colonoscopy!  Wow!

Here are the nuts and bolts:

  • This was in a study of 170,000 people followed up to 24 years.
  • The benefit from a single colonoscopy screen extended beyond 7 years.
  • When patients had two, three, or more screening colonoscopies over time, their risk of  colorectal cancer fell further than after a single screening.

Good news!

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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