Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Public Service Announcement

The Science page of the NYT today has an article stating an FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test)  is equally acceptable to a colonoscopy. No need to go through a horrible preparation and test with this at home test providing reliable results
 
"If your doctor tells you a colonscopy is better, that's not accurate," said Dr. Alex Krist, chair man of U.S. Preventive Services. 
 
FIT yields an equally reliable analysis. But do get the test. Page D3 of today's issue.

 

6 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Yeah, saw that. Jackie was already saying that her last one was her last one, but if not, she will definitely be happy about this...as which of us wouldn't be?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, it you get an iffy or bad result you will still end up at the same place but the vast majority do not.

Todd Mason said...

No nostalgia for broth and industrial laxative and the administration of anesthesia before being told "You're clean as a whistle!"? (I'm not sure I want to see your whistles.)

FIT sounds good.

George said...

I had a colonoscopy last August so I'm good for five years. At that time, I'll go FIT.

pattinase (abbott) said...

The article also said you don’t need a colonoscopy (or FIT) after 75. So just one to go.

R.T. said...

Thanks for this ... wish I had known this b4 six colonoscopy tests over last 20 years .... but I’m high risk .... says the doc ... hmm ...