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that is a very good option (sm)

Posted by Pam on Wed, Jul 27 2022 at 09:53 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:

My doc suggested for 3 years to get me to have a colonoscopy and I just would not cooperate so he offered the "mail in" test.

Then DH's mother died of colon cancer. For DH (who is younger than me) doc would not give in and pretty much made DH get the colonoscopy, which the very first time found pre-cancer polyps and now DH goes on schedule for testing and treatment of what they find.

But still our doc lets me do the occult test. Each year he orders from a different company, which he says is to make sure that testing is a bit different and I am okay. (I have no issues other than age.)

We are both now on Medicare, so price is not a concern. I just will not have that test, but DH has no problems with the procedure (I think he likes the anesthesia).

As long as our doc says I can have the noninvasive mail in test then I trust his choice. Since he gives a strongly different opinion on DH I believe he is making the choice based on our medical situation and not money.

Ask your doc. If it is fine then think again next year. If there is an issue on the non-invasive test then you need to really consider colonoscopy.

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