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Doctors Health Press Reports on German Study: Only 20% of Patients Get Colonoscopies, Important in Preventing and Diagnosing Colon Cancer
Date:3/10/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2013

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a March 2013 study from Germany finding that only 20% of patients make use of the colonoscopy screening program, which is important in preventing and diagnosing colon cancer.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/the-truth-about-the-safety-of-colonoscopies) notes, colon cancer doesn’t just suddenly develop. Polyps that aren’t yet cancerous gradually develop over a long period of time. It is these polyps that a colonoscopy can identify—and often, the doctor can remove them at that very moment.

As the article “The Truth About the Safety of Colonoscopies” notes, one of the issues is that people think the procedure is unpleasant. The other is that complications can happen. But the new study found that colonoscopies are quite safe. One of the concerns is the fear of intestinal bleeding—but it only happens about five times for every 10,000 colonoscopies. Minor injuries to the intestinal wall can also happen—but less than once per 1,000 exams.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that these are very low risks, and they only potentially happen when a large polyp is found and removed. But then again, finding that large polyp was critical in the fist place, because it was quite likely to turn into colon cancer.

As the article notes, the new numbers come from data on more than 33,000 Germans who had outpatient colonoscopies (meaning they left the hospital after the procedure). Researchers analyzed how many serious adverse events occurred, such as intestinal wall injuries, intestinal bleeding requiring hospitalization, heart attacks, stroke and even deaths.

(SOURCE: Stock, C., et al., “Adverse Events requiring hospitalization within 30 days after outpatient screening and nonscreening colonoscopies,” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy March 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.10.028; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23410698.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press’ views on Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.

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