Study: Polypectomy reduces colon cancer death risk

10/16/2007 | Forbes

A U.S. study found that polypectomy, the initial removal of cancerous polyps, reduces the risk of dying from colon cancer by 90% over a 10-year period, while only 10% of the risk drop can be attributed to follow-up colonoscopies. Researchers said post-polypectomy colonoscopy is beneficial in the second decade after the first colonoscopy as it protects patients from colon cancer death.

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