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September 14 - 19 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, and a non-invasive, colon screening option is now available in eastern Iowa.

The University of Iowa now offers virtual colonoscopies, a non-invasive screening that uses CT scans as an initial screening for colorectal cancer.

A new study finds these virtual colonoscopies detect 90% of large and medium-sized polyps.

Experts say using this test may expand the number of people willing to be screened, because it doesn't involved anesthesia, it's done on an outpatient basis and is less expensive.

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