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Regular colonoscopy could prevent 40% of colorectal cancers
Regular colonoscopy could prevent 40% of colorectal cancers (September 20, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - Screening with colonoscopy every 10 years could prevent nearly half of all colorectal cancers, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers studied data on nearly 90,000 participants taking part in two long-term studies. Participants submitted questionnaires every two years from 1988 to 2008. Results showed that both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy reduced risk of getting colorectal cancer or dying from it. Researchers estimate that if people underwent colonoscopy every 10 years, 40% of all colorectal cancers would be prevented.
 
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