Are you due for a colonoscopy? A new study suggests that timing matters. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reviewed the results of 3,600-plus colonoscopies and found that doctors seem to be better at detecting polyps during morning exams. Polyps, which can turn into cancer, were found in 29 percent of patients who had an a.m. test but in just 25 percent of those screened after noon. The probable culprit: physician fatigue. More study is needed, but in the meantime, it can’t hurt to try for an early appointment.
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