Colonoscopy is a procedure which allows a doctor to look inside the large intestine which includes the rectum and colon. It provides an endoscopic look into the patient’s large intestine. It is one of the best ways to examine your body for any signs of colon cancer.
Colonoscopy is a unique procedure. It is the only procedure which allows a doctor or colorectal specialist to examine the patient’s colon for signs of cancerous polyps and immediately remove it from the colon. It also enables the doctor to detect and analyse any other abnormalities in the patient’s colon which cannot be easily observed in an X-ray. Colonoscopy procedure is mostly recommended for people over who are 50 and older.
People who observe abdominal pain, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea and rectal bleeding are encouraged to get a Colonoscopy. It helps rule out and prevent the advent of many dangerous diseases.
People who conduct periodic screenings are able to detect signs of colorectal cancer earlier and help remove polyps as and when they appear. This will help avoid the need for chemotherapy or any other severe procedures to remove the tumors.