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Study: Following Colonoscopy Guidelines Reduces Cancer Risk, Death

12/30/18

  05:06:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 195 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Cancer, Preventive care, MedBen WellLiving

Study: Following Colonoscopy Guidelines Reduces Cancer Risk, Death

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Newly released research suggests that timely colon cancer screenings offer long-term benefits. As reported by UPI, the study found that men and women whose first colonoscopy detected no evidence of cancer had a 46% lower risk of getting a cancer diagnosis in the follow-up screening 10 years later. Those men and women also had an 88% lower risk of death related to colon cancer.

"Our study shows that following a colonoscopy with normal findings, there is a reduced risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer for at least 10 years," said Jeffery Lee, Kaiser Permanente gastroenterologist and study lead author, in a news release.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer in men and in women.

The MedBen WellLiving program recommends that adults get a colonoscopy screening once every 10 years, from ages 50 to 75. WellLiving members can check their compliance with colonoscopies and other critical wellness examinations by visiting the MedBen Access website and clicking on the "MedBen WellLiving" link under “My Plan”.

To learn more about the advantages of promoting preventive screenings through MedBen WellLiving, contact Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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