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My mom never had a colonoscopy. How could that happen?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ask mom?
Did she refuse? Was she offered the test? Does she not meet criteria to have the test done?

In brief: Ask mom?
Did she refuse? Was she offered the test? Does she not meet criteria to have the test done?
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Encourage her get it
Colonoscopy screening is standard of care, & recent data shows significant survival advantage when adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) are colonoscopically detected & removed.
Your mom is not unique in that too few eligible patients avail themselves of the technique. Many new preparations exist that should minimize her objections to use, & sedation has advanced to negate concerns about discomfort.

In brief: Encourage her get it
Colonoscopy screening is standard of care, & recent data shows significant survival advantage when adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) are colonoscopically detected & removed.
Your mom is not unique in that too few eligible patients avail themselves of the technique. Many new preparations exist that should minimize her objections to use, & sedation has advanced to negate concerns about discomfort.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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