• By Dennis Douda

#ScopeScope: LIVE Periscope Colonoscopy from Mayo Clinic

March 1, 2016

colonoscopy procedure room with Lee Aase as the patient and videographer Dave Hanson doing Periscope video

This year, 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S., making it the third most common cancer. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death. However, it is also one of the most preventable cancers. With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic live-streamed a colonoscopy, just to show how simple this life-saving procedure can be. Here’s Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Journalists: A broadcast-quality video is available in the downloads. (2:04) Read the script

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