Animation - When should I get a colonoscopy and what do the results mean?
A colonoscopy is a procedure that makes it very easy for your doctor to screen your colon for colorectal cancer, which if found early, can be treated. Watch this animation to learn about the main reasons you should get a colonoscopy and at what age you should get one. This animation will also explain the risk factors that increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer and how these factors can affect how often you need to get screened.
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This educational activity has been developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc. This activity is endorsed by the Colon Cancer Coalition.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boston Scientific and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.