Comments on: A Routine Screening That Could Save Your Life http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/27/a-routine-screening-that-could-save-your-life/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: MIke McGuire http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/27/a-routine-screening-that-could-save-your-life/#comment-2086690 MIke McGuire Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:06:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=124109#comment-2086690 A colonoscopy is NOT simple, though it usually is painless (due to heavy sedation). The prep for it is much more unpleasant than the procedure itself (they call it a procedure, but it really is ... well, a tube is involved). It costs insurers money, though, so they often switch to a (usually less revealing) poop test, painless but unpleasant in gathering the sample for analysis. Both of these, however, may save your life and are well worth it. Except maybe to your health insurer, that is. A colonoscopy is NOT simple, though it usually is painless (due to heavy sedation). The prep for it is much more unpleasant than the procedure itself (they call it a procedure, but it really is … well, a tube is involved). It costs insurers money, though, so they often switch to a (usually less revealing) poop test, painless but unpleasant in gathering the sample for analysis. Both of these, however, may save your life and are well worth it. Except maybe to your health insurer, that is.

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