Colorectal Cancer Screening

Early detection helps prevent gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer by finding precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.

Don’t wait for symptoms to be checked. If you’re 45 or older, or at average risk of colon cancer, speak with your doctor and get screened. We provide a colonoscopy service to investigate problems in the bowel and diagnose conditions affecting the colon.

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OUR SERVICE

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an examination of the lining of the large intestine (bowel) using a thin flexible, tube-like telescope called a colonoscope, which is carefully passed through your rectum and into the colon. It is useful for finding out what is causing certain symptoms like abdominal discomfort, or as a check-up for some bowel conditions.

The Procedure

Preparing for Your Treatment

Your first step will be a consultation with a FirstMed primary care doctor to discuss:

- your current health
- regular medications
- family & medical history
- potential symptoms

Further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, may be required prior to your colonoscopy.

Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Aftercare

Following the procedure, you will spend about 30 minutes in our recovery room before going home. If you have had a biopsy or any polyps removed, the samples will sent to an external lab and return to your primary care doctor for review. If you have been sedated for the procedure you will need someone with you to escort you home.

On rare occasions, complications such as fever, bloating, slight rectal bleeding and abdominal pain may occur.

If you experience any of these symptoms please call us straight away

Why Might I Need a Colonoscopy?

Medical professionals recommend that patients over the age of 45 be screened for colorectal cancer every 10 years; earlier and more frequently with a family history of colorectal cancer. It is important to screen for colorectal cancer because pre-cancerous lesions, or polyps, can be removed if identified early — as opposed to other cancers where screening simply looks for early-stage development. A colonoscopy is the single best procedure for detecting colorectal cancer, as polyps can be identified and completely removed before developing into something more serious.

Using a colonoscopy, a doctor can identify diseases of the colon (ulcer, tumor, inflammation, diverticulum, and other abnormalities) based on complaints (stool disorder, abdominal pain, bleeding). When necessary, the doctor can perform histological sampling of the area considered abnormal (biopsy) or conduct certain therapeutic measures – sometimes as a substitute for surgery – with devices introduced through the working canal of the colonoscope (such as suppression of bleeding, foreign body removal, polyp removal, etc.). 

A colonoscopy may also be used to diagnose conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, etc.

Your doctor may use a colonoscopy to investigate new bowel symptoms including:

  • Bleeding
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal stools
  • Suspected polyps
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Yes, I'm feeling very good and have not had any complications. And the people at the colonoscopy were sooo nice! I felt I was in very safe hands 🙂
Matt Reiss
General Manager