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Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The type of colon polyp that's spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps -- also called adenomas -- can be labeled advanced or…

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system,…

Could Your Colonoscopy Raise Your Risk for Appendicitis?

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests. Experts aren't sure exactly why that happens, and, fortunately,…