Screening Saves Lives

female-practitioner-s-710400-1Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

For this test, the doctor puts a short, then, flexible, lighted tube into your rectum. The doctor checks for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and lower third of the colon.

consultationColonoscopy

This is similar to flexible sigmoidoscopy, except the doctor uses a longer, then, flexible, lighted tube to check for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and the entire colon. During the test, the doctor can find and remove most polyps and some cancers.