A colonoscopy is a screening test for colorectal cancer and other intestinal issues. A colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities, with a thin flexible tube called a colonoscope. It has its own lens and light source and it allows your doctor to view images on a video monitor.
Colon Cancer is Preventable
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death in the US. It’s also preventable thanks to colonoscopies. We encourage everyone age 50 and older, as well as those who have been advised by their doctor, to schedule a colonoscopy.