Why no one should be afraid of colonoscopy
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers because screening with colonoscopy does such a good job of finding pre-cancerous polyps and those early tumors that still aren’t symptomatic. At its early stages, colon cancer can be treated more effectively. And, if your result shows no polyps, another screening won’t happen for 10 years. Learn more about colon cancer.
In this video, Stanford’s expert team of gastroenterologists and surgeons explain why no one should hesitate to have a first colonoscopy, right on time. They also share their tips on how to get through bowel cleansing and information on newer scopes that make successful screening possible even for those who have had problems in the past.
Learn more about the colonoscopy procedure.