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Does colonoscopy prevent colon cancer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Likely

Cancers start as polyps.
Removing polyps decreases cancer risk, but no test guarantees finding every polyp.

In brief: Likely

Cancers start as polyps.
Removing polyps decreases cancer risk, but no test guarantees finding every polyp.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine

In brief: Colon cancer

Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer hence it is recommended as screening test at age 50 for people with average risk and age 40 if there is family history.

In brief: Colon cancer

Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer hence it is recommended as screening test at age 50 for people with average risk and age 40 if there is family history.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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