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Five-Minute Test Could Slash Colon Cancer Risk by One-Third (May 2010)

Posted By National Wellness Institute, Saturday, May 1, 2010
Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012
Colon cancer: A five-minute "flexi-scope" colon cancer test could reduce cancer risk by one-third and the risk of dying from colon cancer by 40%, according to a study in the Lancet, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. For the study, British researchers compared the results of 40,000 patients who received the flexi-scope test, which removes potentially cancerous polyps and small growths, to more than 113,000 individuals who did not receive the test. Researchers said the test only needs to be performed once in a person's lifetime to garner its benefits, ideally when they are in their 50s. According to experts, the findings could encourage authorities to adopt a new strategy for detecting colon cancer (Cheng, AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4/27).

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