Cologuard: A New Test for Colon Cancer

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Colonoscopy, passage of a lighted flexible scope through the large intestine, is the gold standard procedure for detecting colon cancer and the polyps that develop into it. Many individuals, however, avoid colonoscopy because of the laxatives required for preparation, the anesthesia, the small risk of bowel perforation, or the risk of contamination and infection from… Read more »