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Colonoscopy is examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. A colonoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.
Are your bowel symptoms serious?

Are your bowel symptoms serious?

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

New study finds 30% drop in bowel cancer mortality rates

UTHealth researchers identify less invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer

UTHealth researchers identify less invasive way to screen for colorectal cancer

Synthetic biologists engineer gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis

Synthetic biologists engineer gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis

Fighting colorectal cancer

Fighting colorectal cancer

Researchers explore factors that influence patient's intent to get colorectal cancer screening

Researchers explore factors that influence patient's intent to get colorectal cancer screening

New tool aims to support GPs to identify serious bowel condition symptoms in patients below 50 years

New tool aims to support GPs to identify serious bowel condition symptoms in patients below 50 years

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients

Researchers examine potential for microRNAs to detect gastrointestinal cancer in blood, bodily fluids

Researchers examine potential for microRNAs to detect gastrointestinal cancer in blood, bodily fluids

New video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopies

New video capsule system offers convenient alternative to standard colonoscopies

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

PENTAX Medical to support distribution of SMART's G-EYE technology across the EMEA market

PENTAX Medical to support distribution of SMART's G-EYE technology across the EMEA market

Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Lower vitamin D levels increase risk of clinical relapse in Ulcerative Colitis patients, study finds

Current reprocessing techniques of endoscopes not consistently effective, study suggests

Current reprocessing techniques of endoscopes not consistently effective, study suggests

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

New study explores impact of Affordable Care Act on socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening

New study explores impact of Affordable Care Act on socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening

Researchers develop first sensor that can identify IBD and distinguish between two subtypes

Researchers develop first sensor that can identify IBD and distinguish between two subtypes