What You Should Know About Colonoscopy

What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the most effective way of examining the lining of the colon and rectum.  By using a fiber optic scope designed to bend and turn with your bowel, the doctor can perform biopsies and remove pre-cancerous polyps.

Why am I having a Colonoscopy?

Screening exam at 50 years old or 45 years old for African American males.

Does Colonoscopy Prevent Colon Cancer?
Over 90%of colorectal cancers can be prevented.
 

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