Colonoscopy is the most effective method of screening for colon cancer, precancerous growths, and polyps. If an abnormal mass or polyp is identified, your provider will identify the best course of treatment which often includes removing it during the procedure. Finding and removing precancerous growths during colonoscopy can help prevent cancer from developing.
A colonoscopy also helps your doctor see other problems that may be causing abdominal pain, weight loss, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habits. If you have any of these symptoms, contact your Primary Care Provider or Gastroenterologist directly.
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For an overview of the colonoscopy procedure see our fact sheet
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