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Diabetes increases Colon Cancer Risk

December 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It has long been known that people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease, kidney failure, and other complications like eye and foot problems. Now, a new study finds that those with diabetes are also more prone to develop colon cancer. » Continue Reading

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Facts About Colonoscopy

August 17, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Colonoscopy is a screening examination performed to look for colorectal cancer, or commonly known as colon cancer. This procedure allows the doctor to have a closer look at the insides of the entire colon and rectum to look for polyps or tumors which can be early signs of cancer. As the examination is performed, the doctor uses a thin tube, about the size of a finger. This tube is called colonoscope, a flexible, hollow and lighted tube with a tiny video camera at the end that is gently inserted inside the colon and sends pictures to a TV monitor. The procedure itself takes approximately thirty minutes, and patients are usually given medicines for them to relax or to sleep while the examination is being done.

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