A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). He or she uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon. A colonoscopy helps 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. A colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps).
Prevention is key. Our non-invasive imagery techniques can help detect and diagnose cancers of the colon and digestive tract. The risk of colon cancer increases as you age. If you’re over 50, we recommended you get your colon screened.