Colorectal cancer screening
Colonoscopy is a universally accepted procedure to look for polyps and cancers before they cause symptoms. Colorectal cancer is more common in older people, so doctors usually screen people 45-50 years of age or older.
Patients with indications such as change in bowel habit, persistent abdominal pain, persistent unexplained blood in stool, unexplained anemia, and unexplained weight loss or tiredness should consult their family doctors or specialists in Gastroenterology without delay.
Instrument and procedure
Colonoscopy is a safe, effective means of visually examining the full lining of the colon and rectum, using a soft, long, flexible, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose colon and rectum problems and at the same time, perform biopsies as well as remove polyps. Most colonoscopies are done with minimal discomfort. Usually, the patient is also given intravenous sedation and is monitored closely during the procedure.
The examination process takes approx. 30 minutes. The procedure will be recorded in a DVD. A report with relevant photos will be explained and given to patient for safe-keeping and reference.
Please call this Centre for an endoscopy appointment, or consult our specialist doctors for more details.
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