Why are colonoscopies so important?

Prevent colon cancer. Colonoscopies are complete colon exams which can detect and remove colon polyps. Colon polyps are common growths which can develop into cancer. Colon cancer will affect 1/19 people, 150, 000 people in the U.S. And kills 50, 000 people annually.
Prevent colon cancer. Colonoscopy is a complete exam of the colon which allows the detection and removal of colon polyps. Colon polyps are common and most people with polyps will not develop colon cancer. Colon cancer rates can and are decreasing with the use of this procedure. It should be performed by a board-certified gastroenterologist for best results.