Benefits of Colon Cancer Screenings


By Molly Clifton

New research is re-enforcing the benefits of colon screenings. 

Two studies covering nearly 90,000 people found that those who received either a colonoscopy or an exam that allow doctors to look inside the large intestine had significantly lower rates of colon and rectal cancer. 

Doctors say the research also confirms the recommendation that most people should have a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50.

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