By David Mittleman

FDA Approves New Non-Invasive Device to Detect Colon Polyps

Although colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting colon cancer, sometimes patients cannot have a full colonoscopy because of certain conditions. For example, particularly thin women, patients with long colons, a history of abdominal surgeries, and those with advanced diverticular disease may experience an incomplete colonoscopy. Overall, 10% of the population is said to experience incomplete colonoscopy. However, a new device resembling a pill was recently approved by the FDA and is expected to help doctors gain a fuller view of patients’ colon health who are …read more