The surgery itself can be painful, but a new study finds the process can be equally as painful.
“It’s quite rare that people go into surgery thinking that it’s going to be a safe and pleasant experience,” said Dr. Steven M. Belsky, who is a professor of obstetrics and gynecologic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-author of the study published Monday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“I’ve seen many patients go in thinking that their surgery is safe and they end up having a really painful and uncomfortable experience.”
The study was based on data collected by the National Health and Medical Research Council, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It was conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
“The key thing to remember is that surgery is not about getting rid of cancer.
It’s about removing the abnormal tissue,” said Belsko, who has been a professor in obstetric surgery at Harvard Medical College since 2002.
“It’s about improving the normal functioning of the body.”
The researchers analyzed data from 1,716 women who underwent elective, nonsurgical colonoscopies between April 2015 and March 2016.
All of them had a history of benign colonic cancer.
“We’re looking at things that are very common in the population, which are things that go away in the short term, like the removal of normal tissue, like skin and mucosa, but we’re also looking at something that has a much higher risk of being reoccurring, and that’s cancers that have metastases,” he said.
The women who received the surgery were divided into two groups: Those who underwent surgery and those who didn’t.
Those who had surgery were more likely to have the cancer recur in the future.
The study found that those who had a colonoscopy had a 50 percent higher risk than those who weren’t.
The researchers said it’s important to note that the risk of recurrence in those who have surgery is higher than the risk in those without it.
It means that those with cancer and those without cancer are more likely than the average person to have cancer recurrence.
“This study does not suggest that surgical sterilization or sterilization of the colonoscape is a good or a safe treatment,” Belski said.
“This is not an intervention that should be undertaken as a routine part of a person’s routine health care.”
It is important to keep in mind that the study looked only at colonoscopes and did not look at other types of surgery, such as breast augmentation or achiotectomy, which would be performed at the same time.
The study also found that women who had the surgery also had a higher risk for recurrent colon cancer.
Blesky said it is important for women to have information on whether their colonoscopic procedure was effective, which they may not have gotten from doctors or health care providers.
The National Institutes of Health, which funded the study, said in a statement that its goal is to “ensure that all Americans are treated with dignity and respect and to provide them with the tools to achieve their health goals.”