However, this is due to the rise in life-saving, preventative colorectal cancer screenings. There are many, effective methods to test for colon cancer, but the most thorough exam is a colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy is widely recognized as the gold standard for both detecting and treating colorectal cancer. During a colonoscopy, the physician examines the entire colon, searching for polyps or abnormalities.
What is a polyp? A polyp is a small growth that protrudes from the lining of the large intestine. While polyps are usually, they are capable of becoming cancerous if left untreated. One of the many benefits of a colonoscopy is that if colon polyps are found, they can be removed right on the spot. There is no need to schedule another appointment for removal.
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