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How you can make colonoscopy prep easier

Screening colonoscopy is key to preventing colon cancer, and preparing for the procedure is easier than ever.

If you're apprehensive about your next colonoscopy, you're probably dreading not the procedure itself, but the preparation for it—and for good reason. Getting ready for a colonoscopy can occupy an entire day of dietary restrictions, powerful laxatives, and diarrhea.

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