New Colon Test Can Slash Cancer Deaths

New Colon Test Can Slash Cancer Deaths

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microscope.jpgA small camera used to look for and remove polyps in the lower part of the colon, helped cut cancer deaths nearly in half, according to a new UK study of 170,000 adults ages 55 to 64.

Researchers found and removed polyps in 40,000 participants and, after following the group for 11 years, saw colorectal cancers in that group drop by one third. Their death rates were 43 percent lower because early detection boosts survival rates if cancers are found early.

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