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.
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.
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