STUDIO CITY (CBS) — A new study has found that colonoscopies lower the rate of cancer deaths by 53 percent.

Dr. William Katlov, a Gastroenterologist at St. John’s Heath Center in Santa Monica, stopped by the KCAL9 studios Thursday to talk about colon cancer awareness and prevention.

“A new study provides what independent researchers call the best evidence yet that colonoscopy – perhaps the most unloved cancer screening test – prevents deaths,” the New York Times recently reported.

The removal of precancerous polyps seem to cut the death rate from colorectal cancer in half.

For more information on preventive screenings, visit St. John’s online.


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