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    Mayo Clinic Minute: How a colonoscopy can prevent colorectal cancers

patient in procedure room being prepped for colonoscopyMen are slightly more likely than women to be diagnosed with colorectal cancers, and African-Americans have a higher risk than people of other races. However, everyone is at risk for developing the disease, especially after 50. Doctors say that makes screening a vital part of every person's health plan.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Wallace explains why a colonoscopy is such an effective tool in the battle against colorectal cancers. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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