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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.
Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

Studies show how endoscopic procedures can improve outcomes and care

Studies show how endoscopic procedures can improve outcomes and care

Genetic test to predict IBD severity in children

Genetic test to predict IBD severity in children

Patient navigator programs at barbershops could improve colorectal cancer screening among black men

Patient navigator programs at barbershops could improve colorectal cancer screening among black men

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer

MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer

Expert suggests tips for families to help dad take care of his health

Expert suggests tips for families to help dad take care of his health

Study finds low risk for complications after colonoscopy screening

Study finds low risk for complications after colonoscopy screening

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

Researchers identify new strategy that doubles screening rates for colorectal cancer

Researchers identify new strategy that doubles screening rates for colorectal cancer

Advanced endoscope to enable rapid, accurate diagnosis of early colon cancer

Advanced endoscope to enable rapid, accurate diagnosis of early colon cancer

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

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