Colonoscopy screening

Recommended for people 50 years of age and older, or with family history of colorectal cancer or polyps, a colonoscopy screening is the best early detection and prevention method for colon cancer. A colonoscopy can also examine other abnormalities causing discomfort within your intestinal tract.

Colonoscopy screening Description

The best defense against colorectal cancer is a regular colonoscopy screening. The American Cancer Society recommends routine screenings beginning at age 50, earlier for people at higher risks (such a as family history of colon cancer or colon polyps). Because the screening allows the gastroenterologist direct visual examination of the inside of the entire colon, a colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” screening method. Also, any precancerous polyps found during the screening can be removed during the procedure, preventing their progression to colorectal cancer.