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December 17, 2008

Colonoscopies Miss Many Cancers, Study Finds –

Filed under: health,life — Towse @ 7:10 am

Colonoscopies Miss Many Cancers, Study Finds –

Did I really want to read this when I’ve just finished my evening prep for tomorrow’s colonoscopy?

As his nibs reminded me, even if colonoscopies only catch 60-70% of cancers in the colon, that’s better than nothing at all, or finding the cancer after it’s already spread to the liver and beyond.

Kaiser’s prep procedure is the one suggested in the article. Evening prep with half the strong laxative, and then morning prep (up at 5A! for laxatives! lucky me!) just a few hours before the procedure.

Twelve hours from now plus another hour or two in recovery and I’ll be set for another five years. … if all goes well. Proper preparation is key, they say, so off to bed and up early to down another liter of laxative.

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