Are there any risks involved?

Risks associated with being screened include finding abnormalities that need additional tests and that are ultimately benign. These tests can cause anxiety and on some occasions lead to invasive procedures such as biopsy to further determine whether a finding is a cancer. The I-ELCAP protocol has been frequently updated over the past 14 years to keep these risks at a minimum. This should be discussed with your doctor for further information.

 

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