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Colonoscopy Crowned Best for Detecting Colon Cancer

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  • Colorectal cancer doesn't usually cause any symptoms in the early stages of the disease, when it is most treatable, so it is important to be screened to discover any growths that could lead to cancer.
  • New research shows that colonoscopy is a superior screening method to flexible sigmoidoscopy, because it examines the whole length of the colon, not just the lower half.
  • The use of colonoscopy is still somewhat controversial, because it is more expensive and requires anesthesia.

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