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Small & Large Intestine

Colonoscopy Screening for Preventing and Detecting Colon Cancer

A colonoscopy screening can catch colon cancer early – when it’s most treatable. This screening can also stop colon cancer before it develops by finding and removing precancerous polyps.

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Colonoscopy Procedure & Screening

A colonoscope shines a light on a polyp inside a colon

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It’s also one of the most preventable cancers. University Hospitals offers convenient access to colonoscopy services at locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Our physicians are highly trained in detecting polyps and other abnormalities in the colon. If colon cancer is diagnosed, our patients have access to state-of-the-art treatment options and the full expertise of our colorectal cancer team.

Who Should Get a Colonoscopy

You should have a colonoscopy screening if:

  • You are age 45 or older with no risk factors.
  • You are age 40 with a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
  • You have a personal history of colorectal polyps, blood in your stool, abdominal pain or other symptoms.
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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is widely regarded as the gold standard for colon cancer screening. This screening is the most comprehensive test for early detection of the disease. A colonoscopy is also the only colorectal cancer screening that can stop cancer before it begins.

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