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Katie Couric Talks Virtual Colonoscopies on 'The Doctors' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 28th 2011 4:25PM
Katie Couric on 'The Doctors'Katie Couric spoke about colonoscopies, virtual and otherwise, today as a guest on 'The Doctors' (weekdays, syndicated). Host Lisa Masterson, an OB/GYN, said she always counsels her patients to get colonoscopy. She asked if it was OK to try to get patients to do a virtual colonoscopy first, even if the benefits weren't the same as the traditional procedure.

"As for the virtual colonoscopy, the latest test shows it can be as efficacious as a traditional colonoscopy," said Couric. She added she thought the preparation for the procedure is often worse than the procedure itself. "Because the fact that they call the drink that you drink 'go lightly' is such a joke, because it does not make you go lightly. I can tell you that from personal experience."

Point taken, but that's probably not the best angle to take if you're actually urging people to get a colonoscopy for their health.

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