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Cancer

28 April 2010

One Sigmoidoscopy Boosts Colon Cancer Survival Odds

Single exam between ages 55 and 64 confers lasting benefit, researchers say

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Noting that most people with distal colon cancer (rectum and lower colon) will have developed an adenoma by age 60, the researchers theorized that removing adenomas through sigmoidoscopy would provide lasting protection.

 

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