Colonoscopy remains the most effective screening option for colorectal cancer.

A high detection rate for polyps, including small lesions and the ability to remove them immediately during the procedure, rather than planning a second test Biopsies of abnormal areas can also be performed simultaneously as a screening or diagnostic checks. While Although recent studies show improvements in other colorectal modalities is colonoscopy is the most effective because it is both diagnostic and therapeutic, not only permit that allows us to see the entire colon and identify polyps of all sizes, but it also allows us to polyp to remove the same lead to cancer lead to cancer, said Mark Pochapin, spokesman for the ASGE. Many cancer deaths can be prevented through proper detection.

ASGE ‘Quality indicators for colonoscopy,’a section in the ‘Quality Indicators for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures’supplement published in the April 2006 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , please visit.. Colon cancer can in people without symptoms, known family history or predisposing conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease.The following symptoms, however, may suggest doctor – change in bowel habits – diarrhea or constipation – Narrower than normal stools – Unexplained weight loss – Constant tiredness – blood in stool – Feeling that the bowel has not emptied completely – abdominal pain, gas, gas, bloating, cramps – Unexplained anemiathe best outcomes the best outcomes for patients, has ASGE a leading role in developing quality measures for endoscopic put procedures such such as colonoscopy.To view the full report, please visit: and to see a summary, go to:

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