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How do I prepare for my first colonoscopy?

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to talk about how to get ready for your first colonoscopy. Being prepared will make you more comfortable the day of your procedure. A few days before the procedure Though most of your bowel clearing will occur the day before your procedure, it helps [...]

By |2018-12-01T14:56:31-05:00March 6th, 2017|news|Comments Off on How do I prepare for my first colonoscopy?

I have no family history of colon cancer. Do I need a regular colonoscopy?

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to answer some common questions from our patients. Starting at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends that all men and most women undergo these procedures to detect cancer and potentially dangerous polyps: Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years* Colonoscopy every 10 years Double-contrast barium [...]

By |2018-12-01T14:57:44-05:00March 1st, 2017|news|Comments Off on I have no family history of colon cancer. Do I need a regular colonoscopy?

Why do I need a colonoscopy?

The start of a new year is a great time to resolve to take care of your digestive health. If you are 50 or over -- or 40 and have an immediate relative that has had colon cancer -- that might mean getting your first colonoscopy. Here’s why you need one: It is estimated that [...]

By |2018-12-01T14:58:20-05:00February 27th, 2017|news|Comments Off on Why do I need a colonoscopy?