Colonoscopy ? At Home Test Instead

It’s called a FIT: a fecal immunochemical test. If you’re 45-75 years old with no history of colon problems you can be sent a small cardboard box (called a mailer) with equipment and instructions for sending your stool sample to a lab to check for specks of blood. About a week later you go online to a personal portal to see if a doctor’s visit is needed. Only about 5% are positive. If negative you’re good for at least a year, with minimal hassle: No discomfort, skipping work or needing a ride home after anesthesia. Also a very attractive alternative during the pandemic. Monday mornings about 8am with Keith and Sam “Healthy Habits” is courtesy of @Zen and Pow Studios Onalaska.

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