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The invasive procedure has long been feared and reviled—but a new alternative changes everything

As Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death made all too clear, colon cancer remains a pressing threat for Black men even before they enter middle age. Rates among younger males are on the rise. Early detection remains key to beating the disease—but it also necessitates a screening procedure that’s a literal pain in the ass. The preparation is unpleasant, the screening itself is uncomfortable, and the effects … well, we’ll just say things might not snap back immediately. So while you should be getting an annual colonoscopy once you turn 45, there’s also a good chance you avoided it. All the more…

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