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Colonoscopy Procedure in North Texas

Diagnosis for Colon Conditions

What is colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the traditional test for finding growths in the colon. It allows a doctor to inspect the length of the colon directly using an endoscope, a long, flexible tube with a tiny light and camera built into it. A doctor can also remove small growths during colonoscopy or collect a tissue sample that can be examined for signs of cancer.

Who needs colonoscopy?

All women and men age 50 and older should be screened in some way for colon cancer. People at higher risk for colorectal cancer may need to start screening sooner. Risk factors include a personal history of colon growths, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, a family history of colon cancer, or a positive test result for blood in the stool.

Where is this test performed?

Colonoscopy must be ordered by a physician.

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