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Don't want a colonoscopy? Use a home test kit

Tuesday, June 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Everyone 50 years and older is recommended to get a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, although many people refuse to do so for
various reasons, including some that doctors would say are unfounded.

"Colon cancer is the No. 2 leading cause of cancer in the U.S., but it is the most preventable. So what if you heard of a newly FDA approved way to see if you have colon cancer in the privacy of your own home that has been estimated 99 percent accuracy?

"We followed up with 68-year-old Ernest Finch of Willoughby as he visited his gastroenterologist after his close call with colon cancer..."

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