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How does a colonoscopy help prevent colorectal cancer?

A colonoscopy helps prevent colorectal cancer by allowing your doctor to see and remove abnormal growths (polyps) in the large intestine that may be cancerous or precancerous. Removing these polyps can help prevent colorectal cancer. Finding and removing the cancer early can prevent the cancer from spreading.

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