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flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • n  visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
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  • Colon Polyps in Elderly Patients Are More Likely to Develop in Areas Seen Only with Colonoscopy
    Large, single-center study calls into question the use of sigmoidoscopyto screen for colon cancer in patients over age 60WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People over 60 years old are more likely to have precancerous or cancerous polyps develop in a part of the colon that goes unseen by flexible sigmoidoscopy, a common screening test for colon and rectal cancer, a new study ...
    Oct. 8, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

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