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Titled ‘Live from the Inside’, a minute and a half of colonoscopy surgery will be televised live as an advertisement today in the UK.

The first time a colonoscopy was filmed live for television was in 2000, when American news presenter Katie Couric underwent the procedure in front of cameras, in an effort to raise awareness about bowel cancer.

Her husband died from bowel cancer at the age of 42.
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Bowel cancer is our country’s second biggest cancer killer, yet it is largely preventable through regular screening and polyp removal.  This week on ABC’s Keeping Australia Alive, we meet two old friends from Sydney who live by this important message.
Every three years Peter and Tom, who are at increased risk of cancer, share a unique day out by having their bowels checked.  For this sprightly duo, regular screening through colonoscopy is saving their lives.
In the episode entitled “Heal Thyself”, colorectal surgeon and Bowel Cancer Australia Director A/Prof Graham Newstead AM, guides us through the colonoscopies and discusses the future of bowel cancer.  We also follow Peter and Tom’s story as they await the results from their procedures.
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Fear of cancer can either motivate or deter people from cancer screening programs - suggesting the promotion of bowel cancer screening programs is more complex than previously thought.
According to a UK study of almost 8,000 adults considering endoscopic screening (colonoscopy) for bowel cancer, not everyone will take up the offer to screen for logical reasons such as detecting a possible cancer early.
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People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who had a recent colonoscopy were less likely to develop bowel cancer and less likely to die from the disease, according to new research.
The study demonstrates the importance of surveillance colonoscopy in IBD patients who are at higher than average risk of bowel cancer.
IBD affects about 75,000 Australians and is rapidly increasing in young people.
The US study of about 7,000 IBD patients found the incidence of bowel cancer was 1.6 per cent in people who had screened in the previous three years compared with 2.7 per cent in people who had not had a colonoscopy.
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A two-year program training nurses to help meet the growing demand for colonoscopy services is now in the evaluation stage.
The $2.6 million program by Health Workforce Australia has trained nurse endoscopists across a number of sites including the Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals in South-east Queensland and the Austin, Alfred and Heidleberg Repatriation hospitals in Victoria.
The Expanded Scope of Practice: Advanced Practice in Endoscopy Nursing program includes 100 hours training under medical supervision.
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