A colonoscopy (a safe, accurate and effective procedure) is used to diagnose conditions such as colon cancer, polyps, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. A colonoscopy is the only procedure that can detect and immediately remove precancerous polyps.
A colonoscopy procedure is used to diagnose the following conditions:
- Family history of Colon Cancer / Polyps
- Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s disease
- Pain / Rectal bleeding
- Change in Bowel Habits
- Chronic Diarrhea
It is the only procedure that allows precancerous polys to be detected and removed immediately, preventing their development into colon cancer.