Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Tell your GI Doc to take his time...
Old 12-14-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
BOBOT's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 400
Tell your GI Doc to take his time...

Study Questions Colonoscopy Effectiveness

Tell him/her you want your money's worth....

I still don't get it...
BOBOT is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Tell your GI Doc to take his time...
Old 12-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
Re: Tell your GI Doc to take his time...

This is recognized from earlier studies, but it may not be quite that simple: many believe that the larger the polyp the more likely they are to be discovered.

It could be that if the "missed" polyps are predominanly small (under 10 mm) no harm may come to the patient. Few will become cancer, and of those that do, it may take 5-10 years (and they may be picked up next time when they are still benign but bigger).

I am confident that a single colonoscopy misses some polyps, and that some gain can be achieved by slowing down. But I am less sure as to whether these missed polyps result in any significant increase in the incidence of colon cancer. That is an unknown and would be very difficult to research.

San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Tell your GI Doc to take his time...
Old 12-15-2006, 06:28 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,487
Re: Tell your GI Doc to take his time...

... and i'm going to tell my dentist to take more time too ... use the low rpm drill.
d is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did you find that the endless free time wasn't really that way? Surfdaddy Life after FIRE 26 05-15-2007 11:27 PM
part time or occassional work Martha Life after FIRE 58 04-24-2007 06:38 PM
Taxes - Takes Too Much Time - 25 Hours So Far! Danny Other topics 32 02-28-2007 09:44 AM
why such a hard time leaving work for good? shorttimer FIRE and Money 12 05-11-2006 08:31 AM
Are illegal immigrants a serious problem or not? Art Other topics 200 07-09-2005 08:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.