Colonoscopies bomb. Major trial shows procedure doesn’t cut bowel cancer deaths when used as a screening tool

Colonoscopy-based bowel cancer screening might not save people from dying, a major study has suggested.

Gastroenterologists have for decades hailed the uncomfortable procedure, which sees a small tube equipped with a camera go up the anus into the bowels to check for problems in the intestine.

But Norwegian researchers, who assessed its benefits, now say the screening is not a ‘magic bullet’.

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