Screening Colonoscopy: 4 Things to Know About Reduced CRC Risk

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Colonoscopy is associated with lowered risk of colorectal cancer occurrence and mortality. In a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology researchers set out to find specific evidence of the effects of screening colonoscopies.

The researchers found:

•    History of colonoscopy was associated with reduced CRC risk independent of the examination indication.
•    History of colonoscopy had stronger association with reduced CRC risk in examinations with screening indications, opposed to examinations with diagnostic indications.
•    Colonoscopy was associated with reduced risk of cancer in the right colon regardless to indication for the exam.
•    Colonoscopy reduced the risk of CRC up to 10 years after colonoscopy, for any indication.

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