Colonoscopy is a prophylactic procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding.
Every year, over 14 million perfectly healthy individuals age 50 and up, submit themselves to this invasive procedure hoping to detect colorectal cancer. But is it really effective?
It’s a painful and dangerous procedure
Colonoscopy is actually more dangerous and potentially deadly than they’d like to admit. According to The Annals Of Internal Medicine’s report on colonoscopies, 0,5% (70 000) of the individuals who undergo this procedure will be injured or killed by a complication related to it. This figure is 22% higher than the annual deaths from colorectal cancer itself – the very disease the device was designed to prevent.
According to the Telemark Polyp Study, colonoscopies actually increase mortality by 57%. As a matter of fact, for every person saved by a colonoscopy, 56 people suffer serious injury.
Moreover, it is possible and clinically proven that you can be infected by HPV, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, Hepatitis B and C, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Aeruginosa, Flu Viruses and other common bacteria.
Colonoscopy does NOT prevent cancer
According to an article from the New York Times, the patients in all the studies had at least one adenoma detected on colonoscopy but did not have cancer. They developed cancer in the next few years, however, at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening.
Another research study published in 2006 concluded that the screened patients in all of the studies developed colorectal cancer at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening in the next few years, even though all found polyps had been removed.
Colonoscopy is a scam
Colonoscopy is a scam to make doctors and pharmaceutical industry rich. The AMA has planned to make colonoscopy screening a policy for preventative care when it is an unnecessary invasive procedure.
Radiation levels from a single virtual colonoscopy are similar to the atomic bomb exposure in Hiroshima, even though, according to The National Cancer Institute: “Whether virtual colonoscopy can reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer is not yet known.”
A non-invasive test known as a fecal immunochemical test is just as effective!