A Simple Test For Health
Colonoscopy is a simple test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps). During a colonoscopy, a physician uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out.
Your provider can also talk to you about options for at-home screenings that find DNA or blood in the stool. These tests can be done yearly. If there’s a positive result, a colonoscopy will be necessary to confirm findings.
Related Link: Gastroenterology
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