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In my area, lots of things are cash cows for docs. Cancer is not

Posted by common in my family. Blood presure, cholesterol, and ... sm on Tue, Jul 26 2022 at 01:59 PM CDT:

In Reply to: Give some consideration to whether noninvasive testing would posted by be appropriate for you. GI docs often discourage it because colonosocpy is their cash cow. sm on Mon, Jul 25 2022 at 07:15 AM CDT:

diabetes are. I take my meds, and BP and cholesterol are controlled. I pay attention to my intake of carbs, and my last glucose number was 89--no treatment required.

If I schedule this (and it takes about 3 months in my area), I will be 69 years old by the time I have the colonoscopy. This is the last one I will have, and the medical community doesn't push colonoscopies after 75 if you aren't high risk.

I may very well just do fecal occult blood tests and Cologuard if I can't find a GI practice/ambulatory surgical center that doesn't require the driver to hang out in the waiting room. Skwoo dat.

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