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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Initial funding for this activity was provided by independent educational grants from Boston Scientific and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
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