Category: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

The test: A doctor checks your rectum and colon for polyps with a flexible tube. Polyps are usually harmless, but some (adenomas) can become cancerous. Doctors can remove them during a colonoscopy. Who should have it: Those over...

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Have A Better Colonoscopy

Lying on your left side (compare with lying on your back) during a colonoscopy may increase the likelihood that doctors will detect precancerous polyps on your colon’s right side. In one recent study, when 130 patients lay...

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Instead Of Colonoscopy

There are screening options less invasive than colonoscopy, including a DNA test called Cologuard approved by the Food and Drug Administration last summer.  It requires taking a stool sample at home and sending it to a lab for...

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