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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Begins With the News That President Obama Selected 'Virtual Colonoscopy' For His Colon Cancer Screening
Date:3/8/2010

eople tend to delay and or stay away from this procedure altogether.  In some instances OC is not readily available to all segments of the population.

We can either wait, do nothing and spend billions of dollars each year on the treatment of colon cancer risking over 50,000 Americans lives on a cancer that is preventable, or we can increase screening compliance by adding virtual colonoscopy to the list of reimbursed exams.  Increased compliance of colon cancer screening would save lives and reduce the cost of treatment through prevention.  

The virtual colonoscopy technology compliments optical colonoscopy for screening by offering the patients a different less invasive option. This is perfect for people who tend to shy away from optical colonoscopy. Virtual Colonoscopy can be offered wherever a CT scanner is available. This would offer an alternate method of screening for people who do not have access to optical colonoscopy and it would increase the screening capacity for colon cancer in our nation. Virtual Colonoscopy has proven to be cost effective and has helped screening compliance go up by as much as 70% in the past 5 to 6 years at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, the same place where our nation's President got his screening exam. Several other DOD medical facilities and some in the private sector have also shown widespread acceptance of VC by patients.


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