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    Colorectal cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the colon or the rectum.  This year, about 135,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of colorectal cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
What Is Colonoscopy: An Overview


Colonoscopy is the procedure of evaluating the lining of the colon to check for medical problems such as bleeding or presence of cancer. It is the method of choice for screening patients at high risk for colon cancer. It utilizes colonoscope, a long flexible tubular instrument which is inserted into the rectum. The other end has video visualization capability to enabling the physician to inspect the lining of the colon directly. Other instruments, such as biopsy forceps can be passed through the colonoscope to perform certain surgical procedures.

Before the procedure……

Colonoscopy can be performed in a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center. The patient is given instructions before the colonoscopy. It is very important to follow the instructions carefully. The colon must be completely clean for a successful test.

In general, do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before the colonoscopy. A clear liquid diet is required the day before the exam.

A liquid bowel stimulant is taken a day before the procedure to cleanse out the colon. Let the physician know about any medication or supplements you are taking. Also remind the doctor of any medication allergies you may have.

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