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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.
Research shows how bowel cancer screening helps reduce deaths

Research shows how bowel cancer screening helps reduce deaths

Implementing randomized quality improvement projects to evaluate routine hospital processes

Implementing randomized quality improvement projects to evaluate routine hospital processes

Offering more testing choices does not boost colorectal cancer screening rates

Offering more testing choices does not boost colorectal cancer screening rates

Sending reminders and text instructions increases rate of colonoscopies

Sending reminders and text instructions increases rate of colonoscopies

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

Walnut consumption may offer protection against ulcerative colitis, study finds

MIT researchers develop new material that could make it easier to remove colon polyps

MIT researchers develop new material that could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Study shows increase in diagnosis of colorectal cancer among young adults

Study shows increase in diagnosis of colorectal cancer among young adults

Diet and nutrition influence microbiome in colonic mucosa

Diet and nutrition influence microbiome in colonic mucosa

Trends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancer

Trends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancer

Scientists identify new biomarkers for IBS in urine

Scientists identify new biomarkers for IBS in urine

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Novel non-invasive test for diagnosing gut diseases

Novel non-invasive test for diagnosing gut diseases

Deep sedation does not improve colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation

Deep sedation does not improve colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Stool transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile infections

Stool transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile infections

New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true

New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true

New technology developed for microscopic imaging in living organisms

New technology developed for microscopic imaging in living organisms

£1.8 million award to boost Crohn's disease research

£1.8 million award to boost Crohn's disease research

Blood-based test for colon cancer shows promise, study finds

Blood-based test for colon cancer shows promise, study finds