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Two Sanford Bemidji Medical Center surgeons, Dr. Mark Claussen, left, and Dr. Allen Campbell, recently underwent colonoscopies. Each man performed the routine surgery on the other, finding and removing a polyp. Both believe the recommended schedule for colonoscopies saves lives. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Bemidji surgeons tout importance of colonoscopies

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The New England Journal of Medicine last month released a study proving that colonoscopies can save lives.

That was long believed true, but the study, for the first time, offers proof: Colonoscopies cut the death rate from colorectal cancer by 53 percent.

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