SCREENING COLONOSCOPY – When am I due?

A screening colonoscopy is a procedure performed to evaluate the colon and rectum for polyps and cancers in people without symptoms. It allows the endoscopist identify polyps early and remove them before they turn to cancer.

This leads to both a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and reduction in deaths from colorectal cancer.

Current guidelines recommend people to have first screening colonoscopy at age 45. Other individuals who should have colonoscopy much earlier include:

a. Patients with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps
b. Patients with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome

A colonoscopy is a relatively safe procedure and is performed in an outpatient setting using sedation.
It saves lives!!! Call for your consultation today.

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