Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Colon cancer screening should start at 50, says American College of Physicians

A colonoscopy is considered the "gold standard" of screening tools, according to the College. During the 30-minute procedure, a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera is guided through the large intestine to look for precancerous growths called polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. The new guidance recommends people should get a colonoscopy once every 10 years. For those who want other options, there is a stool blood test the College recommends people get annually, or a flexible sigmoidoscopy - a thin camera tube that's inserted that looks at the lower parts of the colon - that people should get every five years.

Colon cancer screening should start at 50, says American College of Physicians - HealthPop - CBS News
Aunk Commentary.:
I need to get mine done how about you? At this point I plan on getting a virtual colonoscopy because it can see on the inner surface and the outer surface of the colon. Virtual is now approved by the FDA.
African Americans have a high incidence of this cancer as a result of high stress and the shop wrong diet from mediPlex IMHO. Stress can be managed by using the ancestral tools of meditation left to us by the Kamu of Classical African Civilization, Kemet, (Ancient Egypt).
To fix the Shop Wrong problem use my Food Ankh
Note: This is serious important advise that can save lives, pay close attnetion

Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey dies at age 77
Published March 06, 2012 | Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. –  Democratic U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the first black elected to represent New Jersey in Congress, died Tuesday. He was 77.

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