Last week, I wrote this article for my Substack newsletter-Doctor, Doctor tell me the TRUTH! https://doc4heart.substack.com/p/in-the-news-colonoscopy-does-lower I felt it is that important for everyone to read this that I will post it on the PaladinMDs blog. I am sure most of you saw the headlines all over the news last week that colonoscopy screening exams failed to reduce the risk of death from colon cancer. That is not what the study found but the media presented an inaccurate interpretation of the data that, in my view, is reprehensible.
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