I know a person who used to get annual colo's for IBD, he missed his yearly exam by 8 months and by that time, they found a 6cm pedunculated tumor in the sigmoid. Colo's miss things, this is a sad reality. sDNA in conjunction with colo will get the right people in the office and will be the new paradigm that drives down the 50,000 deaths from CRC every year. CMS knows the savings from driving this down and will cover sDNA happily.
Don't get stuck on sDNA not being perfect, Colonoscopy isn't either.
hey dummy, how about if they started using it at age 35 for standard screening? why wait till ur 50 for a full exam? lots of options here...don't be a debbie downer on a great product that is going to help save lives! it's not an either/or proposition!!!
And it's not a one-trick pony. Anyone who follows this board knows that there are other gastrointestinal cancers which can potentially be detected by sDNA. Ahlquist has presented on this topic. But Conroy believes in focusing on one thing at a time.
Anyone who has an invasive colonoscopy is only 90% sure and insurance companies will pay for one AFTER you are 50 and once every ten years thereafter. If EXAS can approach 90% for a $300 test that is non invasive, I would get one every 2-3 years. I am sure insurance companies would authorize one every 5 years at $300 a pop vs a colonoscopy once every 10 at $2500.