Harvard Health Blog
Colon cancer screening: Is there an easier, effective way?
By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Are you, or is someone you know, postponing their colonoscopy? Maybe itís the idea of that prep. At best, it requires being home and near a toilet for a day. Worse, it can make people feel awfully ill. Or maybe itís the invasiveness of the test. At best, itís unpleasant. At worst, there can be serious complications, including an instrument puncturing the bowel, bleeding, and organ damage.