Screening Methods

COLONOSCOPY (every 10 YEARS) A physician uses a colonoscope to view the entire colon and the rectum. The entire colon must be cleaned out in order to perform a colonoscopy.  Polyps can be removed with the colonoscope. This is often considered the “gold standard” for colon screening.  Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/1083.jpg CT colonography (Virtual colonoscopy, every 5 years) … Continue reading Screening Methods