Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

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Thu Dec 06, 2012 03:22 AM

I think Dr. Brooks is an out of touch Dr. With his statements that there are already a number of screenings for colon cancer and it is a highly preventable disease. Screening is not recommended until age 50 and in the past 10 years a number of people in their 40's have been diagnosed with it. How can it be a preventable diseases when you don't know you even have it until its to late. My brother was in his 40's when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had no signs or illness until he had developed a large mass on his colon and it had already spread to his liver. He died a week after being diagnosed. If you think about it of course Dr. Brooks would not be in favor of early detection because that would save lives and he would not be able to cash in on all the patients that he is treating. No regards for human life just his bill fold.

Thu Dec 06, 2012 08:26 PM

I must respond to Ms Daniels: Why smear a physician you know nothing about, in your anger over your brother's death? In his position with the ACS, I doubt seriously that Dr Brooks sees patients at all. Oncologists know that colon cancers can occur before age 50; the current guidelines are based on a lot of data and consideration of the risk/benefit factors. If you had told your brother at age 40 to get a colonoscopy, would he have done it?

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