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Is it true that you only need one colonoscopy in your lifetime?

There has been a lot of news recently about colon cancer prevention and the cost effectiveness of obtaining colonoscopies. In fact, I’ve read from several different sources that obtaining colonoscopies at current recommended rates is a waste of cost. Is this true? Some sources are even saying that only one colonoscopy in a lifetime is all that is needed.

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It depends on your overall health and the results of your first colonoscopy. Every 10 years at minimum a colonoscopy should be done.

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