To Share With Patients: 5 Reasons to Get a Colonoscopy

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ST. LOUIS—Medical leaders from Saint Louis University today released persuasive information that you may want to print and share with patients or potential patients. The information is meant to help people understand why they should get a colonoscopy.

The Saint Louis University info is as follows:

If you’ve been avoiding, or even dreading, scheduling a colonoscopy, it’s time to give the important cancer screening tool another thought. Not only is the test a life-saving measure, a Saint Louis University doctor says, but your worries may be unwarranted.

“A colonoscopy is an amazing tool that allows us to see how healthy our insides are," said Christine Hachem, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and a gastroenterologist at Saint Louis University. “While you may feel anxious about the procedure, a discussion with your doctor can ease many of your concerns."

Hear more from Hachem about colonoscopies here.

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