A Colonoscopy examination is a way for your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine for colon polyps, which can be a precursor to colon cancer. In the USA, over 50,000 lives are saved each year due to colon cancer screening with a colonoscope to remove polyps. Colonoscopy is also used in cases of unexplained weight loss, anemia, and rectal bleeding to look for what might be the cause. See the pictures below.
Colon Cancer is a disease characterized by the development of malignant abnormal tissue cells in the lining or epithelium of the colon or large intestine. Malignant cells grow rapidly, invading surrounding tissue, or they may spread throughout the body and invade other organ systems.
According to the American Cancer Society, 90% of all colorectal cancer cases and deaths are thought to be "preventable", based on existing approaches to prevention and early detection with colonoscopy.
Who is at Risk?
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Schedule your colonoscopy by phone. See your doctor for the first time on the day of your colonoscopy.
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Colon cancer almost always starts with a colon polyp, developing with no symptoms. Finding and removing polyps through early colon cancer screening tests before they become cancerous can stop colon cancer before it even starts. In fact, if all Americans 50 years of age or older had annual Fecal Occult Blood Tests (FOBT), and regularly scheduled colonoscopy exams, annual deaths from colon and rectal cancer could be cut in half.
Schedule your colonoscopy by phone: See your doctor for the first time on the day of your colonoscopy. You must be able to pass a physical exam on the day of your colonoscopy in order to qualify. You will need less time off of work. Enjoy same day service.
Compared to other clinics, we DO NOT require a separate doctors visit before the day of your colonoscopy exam. You will be discharged after your colonoscopy exam with a written report, telling you:
Colonoscopy Preparation of Choice: Generic Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 3350/Gatorade Preparation is the ideal colonoscopy preparation of choice because:
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