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Considering Colonoscopies

Written By: Bill Sardi  |  Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This article originally appeared on LewRockwell.com

            I frequently receive inquiries about colonoscopies. People want to know whether they are worthwhile. Certainly colonoscopy, the passage of a fiber optic tube into your intestinal tract to examine for pre-cancerous growths (called polyps) or to directly detect observable tumors in the colon or rectum, is a hard sell. Not only is colonoscopy an ordeal for the patient, a weak economy is forcing more patients to forego this diagnostic procedure as it does cost a few hundred dollars out of pocket. So is the recent news that colonoscopy cuts the death risk for colon cancer in half enough to get 50-plus-year-olds to part with their money and endure this uncomfortable procedure?

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