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Cancer -- current events

Cancer -- current events - Current Events Paper Cancer By...

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Current Events Paper 2/26/12 Cancer By: Fawwaz Siddiqui MWF 11:00-11:50 The article which I read for my current events was regarding how colonoscopies cut the risk of cancer death by half. In the article, it states how data was recorded on 2,602 patients who had cancerous polyps removed from their colons. After 23 years, doctors followed up on these patients. Out of 25 expected deaths, there were 12 patients who died. This 53% lower death rate shows how the colonoscopy can benefit a patient. Since doctors have known that the colonoscopies have its benefits, they have not been clear as to whether it saves lives. Colonoscopies stop colon cancer because they remove any precancerous material which may be present. These materials may eventually grow into tumors. The author was mostly talking about how colon cancer patients can benefit from colonoscopies. She states that before it was not
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Current Events Paper 2/26/12 known whether removing polyps would improve colon cancer survival. With new research, it can be said that it does improve cancer survival. What patients do not understand about the
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