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Few health care interventions can reduce the risk of dying from a disease by more than 50 percent. As a patient, I'd like those odds, even if it means temporary discomfort. Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, here are some common questions I hear about colonoscopies, including the usual concerns about preparation and the procedure itself.