is a procedure that involves the insertion of a flexible tube
(colonoscope) into the rectum and around to the top of the colon. It is
done while patients are asleep.?
Did you know that the Colonscopy is the only tool we have available that allows:
1) direct visualization of the lining of the colon (mucosa), 2) biopsy
or sampling of the mucosa, and 3) removal of polyps or growths within
Did you know that the Colonscopy gives us the opportunity to diagnose different
diseases, such as colitis, by visualizing specific abnormalities and
one in every 20 adult Americans will develop colon cancer in his or her
plays an important role in preventing colorectal cancer because
precancerous polyps can be detected and removed during the same exam
when they are discovered.?
cancer, develops in the colon or the rectum (known as the large bowel or
system, which is also called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract?
colorectal cancer begins as a noncancerous (benign) adenoma or polyp
(abnormal growth) that develops on the lining of the colon or rectum?
is considered the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening methods
for its ability to view the entire colon and both detect and remove
polyps during the same procedure?
Did you know that the instrument, called a
colonoscope, has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor
to view images on a video monitor?
in the U.S?
cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 50,000 people die from the
save at least 30,000 lives each year?
Did you know that beginning at age 50, both men and women at average
risk for developing colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10
should talk with a gastroenterologist about screening sooner and find
out how often they need to be screened?
Now if you didn’t know, now you know…
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