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What is the most common reason people don't get a colonoscopy?

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The most common reason people give for not having a colonoscopy is that their doctor never mentioned the test to them (the second reason is the bowel prep). So, if your doctor is advising you to get this test, you're already ahead of the game. Now you've just got to deal with the bowel prep. Fortunately, there are a number of different preparation methods out there. Check with your doctor for the best one for you. It's a small price to pay for cancer prevention.

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National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer -- Patient Version." American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Facts & Figures," "What is Colorectal Cancer?" American College of Gastroenterology: "Colonoscopy FAQs."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 22, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer -- Patient Version." American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Facts & Figures," "What is Colorectal Cancer?" American College of Gastroenterology: "Colonoscopy FAQs."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 22, 2019

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