Did you know that the cancer that killed Robin Gibb(BeeGees) is easily prevented? it seems people are too squeamish about getting this test. I've had it and it doesn't hurt at all.It' so sad..one of my favorite singers.
http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhe … lon-cancer
Yes, the colon test that is required wreaks havoc on the body, also depends on the body type of the person.
The test requires you to drink a fluid which will make you not only vomit, but doesn't taste worthy of drinking. It's a dye to pick up images.
Not to mention, the procedure of the test itself requires to be poked and prodded, in and about, intestinal track.
My mother had this test done and refuses to have it done again. After her 18 inches of removal of intestines, the doctors say there's a 15% chance she could be it re-occur. However, it will not be known because she refuses to have the test done again.
I have had a colonoscopy. They put you out and you never knew you had it. It is the cleansing fluids that you have to drink the night before that is the difficulty. Certainly well worth it in my opinion.
24 hours of discomfort vs. cancer and death.
Gotta love personal choice.
Yeah, gotta love personal choice. However, my mother made the decision that it will not take place again.
And that is her choice.
They can't make you do it.
I have only heard of colonoscopies being done under twilight sleep (not full anesthesia) with Versed.
Versed erases your memory of what happened.
"Replacing Barium Enema with CT Colonography in Patients Older Than 70 Years: The Importance of Detecting Extracolonic Abnormalities", where
"Virtual colonoscopy (VC, also called CT Colonography or CT Pneumocolon) is a medical imaging procedure which uses x-rays and computers to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon".
There are signs and symptoms many people and doctors miss and cancer may develop before the test is given.
People need to stay vigilant.
I have no idea who is Robin Gibb and I agree with you that Colon Cancer culd have been prevent with the test. I have same expereince with colonoscopy about a year ago and sure enough, I was saved if I did not take that test then in about one or two -It would have been too late. I would say Thanks to Colonoscopy.
Robin Gibb was a member of the Bee Gees singing group
The wealthiest have all the medical help at their disposal but some just don't use it.
As they say,"health is wealth"
While a colonoscopy is the gold standard, it's only 95% accurate. So it is possible to have one and still get colon cancer. A good friend of mine had one, received a clean bill of health, and died six months later of colon cancer.
It's not just polyps that cause colon cancer. Japanese researchers found that there are irritated regions that just look red and these areas also contain colon cancer (that are much more aggressive). They are harder to find than the polyps. Yes a good gastrointerologist looks for these now as well, but easy to miss a tiny one. Especially if the colonoscopy prep wasn't perfect.
I have had a colonoscopy, and drinking the solution was the most uncomfortable part of this procedure. My doctor and anesthetician made certain I felt nothing during or after the procedure. They removed five tiny polyps, and one slightly larger.
The reason I chose to have this done at age 48 with no family history of colon cancer, was the death of a dear friend from colon cancer few months ago. I was in the room with him as the doctor gave him the news: "You have Stage IV colon cancer, it has spread to the liver and lungs. Afraid we cannot operate". He went through treatment but succumbed 10 months later. After this experience, drinking a large amount of prepping solution is a walk in the park.
By doing colonoscopy, you can't prevent colon cancer but it can be detected in early stages.
Not all people will be offered colonoscopy though for prevention unless they have symptoms...and the symptoms are rather non-specific depending on which part of the colon was affected.
Everyone I know is told to get a colonoscopy at 50 without a close relative with colon cancer. I will get my first one at 30 because of a family history. Some people just won't get one. In the US, most people are told to get them. Of course they are very expensive if you don't have health insurance.
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