Prevention – “Colonoscopy is the most important preventive method”

“Colonoscopy is the most important preventive method”

The expert: Kaspar Truninger (60) is a specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine with many years of clinical experience.  He currently practices in Zurich and Langenthal.  He is also active in research at the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel, notably as leader of the Swiss Epigenetic Cohort (Swepic) study, which studies the interaction of age, lifestyle and genetic changes in the colon with the aim of developing new, effective preventive methods.

“Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and type 2 diabetes generally have an increased risk of colon cancer.”

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