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Colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer affective

Bowel cancer screening via colonoscopy has been researched on individuals with a family history of bowel cancer and found to prevent the development of cancer in 80% of the participants. Colonoscopy allows the doctor to visualize the lumen of the large intestine, where they can see and remove suspicious lesions, such as polyps. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a genetic disease where the sufferer develops many pre-cancerous growths in their bowel and therefore require close monitoring of their condition to prevent cancer from appearing. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include change in appetite, weight loss, pain, change in bowel habit and blood in the stool. Bowel cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer and the general population is advised to be screened once every 5 years after turning 45 as well as maintaining a diet high in fibre.

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About: Colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer affective

Date: 25 October 2005

Source: Reuters

Author: Patricia Reaney

URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25484180.htm

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