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Get Screened Without Colonoscopy!
Get Screened Without A Colonoscopy!
Exact Sciences' has recently developed a test to screen for colorectal cancer, without a colonoscopy!
By examining a patient's stool, the test can determine cancers by examining DNA. The test successfully found stage 1, 2, and 3 colon tumors and 64% of the largest, pre-cancerous growths. This DNA test specifically analyzes stool for three genes that have been altered and would lead to cancer.
The good news is that the test requires no diet restrictions, no bowel cleansing, no down time and can be done at home!
This is an important diagnostic tool in the screening for colorectal cancer, since it is the second largest "cancer" killer of Americans!
Screening Without Colonoscopy! More Good News!
Should the test prove positive, the patient would follow up with a colonoscopy (that also will remove precancerous growths). The good news is that 85% of colorectal cancers, and 87% of early colorectal cancers can be cured by surgery.
Exact Scientists' researchers released their findings at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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