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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.
Study links meat consumption to colon cancer

Study links meat consumption to colon cancer

DNA stool testing is more effective in detecting colon cancer than a widely used stool test

DNA stool testing is more effective in detecting colon cancer than a widely used stool test

Virtual colonoscopy raises issues for further study

Virtual colonoscopy raises issues for further study

Genetic mutations could collectively raise bowel cancer risk

Genetic mutations could collectively raise bowel cancer risk

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Smokers face a significant risk of developing colon polyps

Smokers face a significant risk of developing colon polyps

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Even health conscious Americans report low rates of endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer

Even health conscious Americans report low rates of endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

A new test for bowel cancer could be on the horizon

A new test for bowel cancer could be on the horizon

60 percent of people with Crohn's disease have required surgery within the past five years

60 percent of people with Crohn's disease have required surgery within the past five years

Physicians today perform more colonoscopies than necessary

Physicians today perform more colonoscopies than necessary

New pill-size camera travels beyond other scope procedures to reveal gastrointestinal disorders in small intestines that often go unseen

New pill-size camera travels beyond other scope procedures to reveal gastrointestinal disorders in small intestines that often go unseen

Calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps

Calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps

Cancer Research UK's views on national bowel screening programme

Cancer Research UK's views on national bowel screening programme

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Women are not checking for colon cancer

Women are not checking for colon cancer

CT colonography not presently a viable option for colorectal cancer screening

CT colonography not presently a viable option for colorectal cancer screening

Differing views on virtual colonoscopy accuracy

Differing views on virtual colonoscopy accuracy

CT colonography lacks the sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy

CT colonography lacks the sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy