The survival rates for colon and rectal cancer are growing higher every year because of live-saving tests like colonoscopy and early detection.

Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to see your entire colon and look for signs of cancer or pre-cancer such as polyps. If a polyp is found, your doctor can remove the lesion which reduces your risk of developing colorectal cancer.

This procedure is the best way for early detection of cancer. Most often, the procedure is simple and routine; lasting around 30 minutes. You will be sedated and made comfortable; most people don't even remember the procedure once they are fully awake.

During the procedure, your doctor will insert a thin, flexible scope through the anus and rectum and through your colon. This will allow the doctor to see the walls and lining of the colon and take any actions necessary to identify possible colon and rectal cancer.

If you or a loved one is due for a screening or would like to learn more about colon cancer and the latest treatment options, contact the surgeons at FWCRSA today at 817.250.5900, or click here to request an appointment.

For existing patients currently scheduled for a colonoscopy, click on the links below for your preparation and post procedure instructions.

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