Colonoscopy now easier to tolerate

Published: July, 2012

Bowel prep is much more manageable, and CT-based 'virtual colonoscopy' may one day allow you to skip that, too.

Public health guidelines urge people 50 or older to undergo colorectal cancer screening. There are a number of options, but the gold standard procedure is colonoscopy: using a flexible, lighted instrument to check for signs of colon cancer or the presence of potentially precancerous growths called polyps. Removing polyps can prevent cancer.

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