November 4, 2011

Colonoscopy Linked to Lower Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer


The risk for both distal (left-sided) and proximal (right-sided) colorectal cancer (CRC) dropped after older patients had colonoscopy, according to results of a US study presented here at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Courseā€¦"I think that the most surprising part is that we actually show for colonoscopy that there is risk reduction for the proximal colon," Yize Richard Wang, MD, PhD, a gastroenterology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville told Medscape Medical News. "Previous studies don't show that."

Medscape Today, Sandra Yin, 11/4/11

Tags: Cancer, GI, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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