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A scan that offers patients a less invasive test, sometimes called a 'virtual colonoscopy', is more effective than the traditional X-ray test of barium enema and should now be considered alongside the 'gold standard' of colonoscopy for investigating patients with a possible bowel cancer. A scan that offers patients a less invasive test, sometimes called a 'virtual colonoscopy', is more effective than the traditional X-ray test of barium enema and should now be considered alongside the 'gold standard' of colonoscopy for investigating patients with a possible bowel cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 14 February 2013

14 February 2013

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Bowel cancer rates could be reduced by up to 80 per cent in people with a moderate family history of the disease by screening with colonoscopy, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Bowel cancer rates could be reduced by up to 80 per cent in people with a moderate family history of the disease by screening with colonoscopy, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 25 October 2005

25 October 2005