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If it's my birthday it must be time for a colonoscopy

Posted Jan 15 2009 7:54pm
Trying to get motivated to go have the cancer screenings you need? How about getting your Mom to schedule her mammogram? Colonoscopy anyone? Research in the British Medical Journal shows that attendance rates for colorectal screenings are much higher when they are scheduled around Christmas or within one or two weeks of their birthday.

The increase ranges from 5-8% with a test that most people would prefer to avoid. Who knows what the result would be for slightly less invasive procedures. article

What about you? Are there certain times of year that you are more likely to have tests done? Wedding anniversaries, kids birthday, your own birthday?

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