Colonoscopy Can Reduce Death Rate In Colon Cancer Patients

Mar 13, 2018

Researchers studied patients at the Veterans Affairs health system, and they found that if they received a colonoscopy their disease death risk-rate reduced by 61 percent. According to, they found a "colonoscopy was associated with reduced mortality from colorectal cancer -- although the link was stronger for patients with left-sided cancer than for right-sided cancer.