Screening Saves Lives
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.
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.
DISEASES OF THE DIGETIVE SYSTEM
Bottom Line...if you are 50 or older, talk to your doctor about getting a Colonoscopy.
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