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It’s A Fact – Colonoscopies Reduce the Incidence of Colorectal Cancer
Atlanta colonoscopy

Colonoscopy, a simple test can save your life!

Does the thought of a colonoscopy make you want to run and hide? While it’s not the most fun afternoon, there is now actual evidence that a colonoscopy can indeed save lives. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 2,600 patients were tracked for as long as two decades. The results found that the colonoscopy test cut the death rate in half. Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you say?

During the colonoscopy, Dr. Cofrancesco looks for and removes tumors and suspicious precancerous lumps in the intestines. This is same type of procedure that helped save patient’s lives in the New England study. 

This fact finding study should encourage even the most squeamish that the test is well worth it. For more about the study read this New York Times article “A Test in Time’’.

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