Colonoscopy is a common and very safe procedure that examines the lining of the lower intestinal tract called the colon or large intestine. When used as a colon cancer prevention method, colonoscopy can find potentially precancerous growths called polyps and remove them before they turn into cancer. This explains why colonoscopy is an invaluable tool that helps your doctor answer important questions about your digestive health and prevent certain diseases like colon cancer.
To learn more about colonoscopy, see these ASGE patient education resources below:
Understanding Bowel Preparation
Understanding Polyps and Their Treatment