Colonoscopy with gastroenterologist offers lowest risk

A study of Medicare patients showed those who had a gastroenterologist perform their colonoscopy had the lowest risk of dying from colon cancer, University of Toronto researchers reported. Compared with patients who were not tested, risk of colon cancer death was 65% lower when a gastroenterologist did the test, 57% lower when the screening was done by a primary care physician and 45% lower when performed by a surgeon. Reuters (6/14)