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Colonoscopy’s Leading Role in Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Colon and rectal cancer, together called colorectal cancer, are the third-most prevalent cancer worldwide, and the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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Getting to the bottom of your lower intestines… genetically. Nipping bowel cancer in the bud with genetic screening

Diagnoses of colorectal cancer for under-50s have increased two-fold in the past three decades, leading to the current recommendation of starting colorectal cancer screening as young as 45. Besides the tried and tested screening method that is the colonoscopy, you can go a step further with preventive medicine and get genetic screening to learn about your genetic risk factors in advance.

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Chronic Diarrhea, Chronic Abdominal Pain: Are These the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is currently unknown and indiscriminately poses a risk to all age groups. The symptoms of IBD are similar to the symptoms of other gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.

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Colonoscopy Screening

If you are 45 years or older or have a family history of colorectal cancer, a colonoscopy screening is recommended for the detection of any abnormalities.

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Understand Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is recommended for people who are aged 50 and older, as well as for younger people who are at a high risk.

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Colonoscopies Don’t Have to Be Scary

Learn the facts about colonoscopies and why they shouldn’t be so scary.

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