Colon cancer is the No. 2 cause of cancer death in the United States. With regular screenings, an estimated 90% of these deaths could have been prevented. Getting a colonoscopy is the best protection against colorectal cancer. If you're 50 or older, you should receive a colonoscopy once every 10 years. Depending on your personal family medical history and risks, you may need to be screened sooner.
Colonoscopy is the best way to find and remove growths before they become cancerous. During the test, we'll do our best to keep you comfortable with moderate IV sedation. A general surgeon will use a flexible, lighted tube with a tiny camera to examine the inside of your colon. The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and is painless.
To schedule your colonoscopy, call 660-562-2525.
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