Nowadays, doctors recommend people to get a colonoscopy which is a test that allows the doctors to check the inner lining of the rectum and colon. This test can help them not only check for cancer or precancerous growths in the large intestine, but also to find ulcers and areas of inflammation as well. According to the statistics, 14 million people undergo this invasive procedure in order to detect colon cancer, just in one year. The question is does it really work?
IT’S A PAINFUL AND DANGEROUS PROCEDURE
Many people are not aware of the fact that this procedure can be extremely painful and it can be even fatal. The Annals Of Internal Medicine reported that almost 70,000 people get injured or even killed due to a complication associated with colonoscopy.
The Telemark Polyp Study I claims that colonoscopy increases mortality by up to 57 percent. For every person saved by the procedure, 56 suffer an injury. According to the science, this procedure can lead to infections like HPV, HIV, E.Coli, Helicobacter pylori,; Hepatitis B and C; Salmonella; Pseudomonas and Aeruginosa; and Flu Viruses.
COLONOSCOPY DOES NOT PREVENT CANCER
In 2009, the American Cancer Society reported: “…there are no prospective randomized controlled trials of screening colonoscopy for the reduction in incidence of or mortality from colorectal cancer.”
Several years earlier, in 2006, the New York Times published an article which suggested that: “The patients in all the studies had at least one adenoma detected on colonoscopy but did not have cancer. They developed cancer in the next few years, however, at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening.”
Yet another study revealed that the patients from all the studies developed colon cancer “at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening” in the next couple of years, even though all found polyps had been removed.
COLONOSCOPY IS A SCAM
Big Pharma and doctors benefit from colonoscopy, which is why they suggest people to get one, but people should definitely avoid it since it is nothing but a scam for money. Colonoscopy is actually an invasive and potentially deadly procedure. Even though it sounds unbelievable and terrifying, the radiation levels emitted from just one colonoscopy are similar to the atomic bomb exposure in Hiroshima. The National Cancer Institute reported: “Whether virtual colonoscopy can reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer is not yet known.”
Note: In order to prevent more damage, you should definitely consult your doctor about safer screening test like sigmoidoscopy, stool tests, and computed tomographic colonography.