• By Dana Sparks

My Colonoscopy Experience: A Gastroenterologist Gets Some of His Own Medicine

March 19, 2013

By David Farrar, M.D.- Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minn. 

I knew something wasn’t quite right listening to the message on our answering machine early last October. It was my dad.

"David, give me a call.  I’ve got to talk to you about something." Calling back, somehow I wasn’t that surprised when he told me almost immediately, “I had my colonoscopy last week, and they found an early cancer. So you know what that means.” I knew exactly what he meant — I needed a colonoscopy. My dad, also a gastroenterologist, knows the recommendations for colon cancer screenings as well as I do. 

Read: Part One, Part Two, Part Three

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