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5 key colonoscopy questions conquered (VIDEO)

So you’ve heard about the importance of colonoscopies? How they allow doctors to detect cancer at an early and highly-curable stage. Or how polyps can be found and removed before becoming cancer.

Well, maybe you’re still anxious about the procedure. Don’t be. Clinic physicians have the answers to those colon questions lingering in your head.

Don’t skip the screening

Currently about 50 percent of all eligible people skip their colorectal cancer screenings each year. But they’re too important to miss. That’s because if everyone got a colonoscopy it would save about 19,000 lives every year, said Dr. Nilay Kumar, a gastroenterologist.

That’s why we’ve compiled answers to these 5 questions in the video below.

  • Why do colonoscopies make a difference?
  • Is it costly?
  • Do they hurt?
  • How is the prep?
  • How soon can I go back to work?


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