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Take time to love your body enough to get screened to be proactive for this treatable disease.

Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy to:

Investigate intestinal signs and symptoms. A colonoscopy can help your doctor explore possible causes of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea and other intestinal problems.

Screen for colon cancer. If you're age 45 or older and at average risk of colon cancer -- you have no colon cancer risk factors other than age -- your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years. If you have other risk factors, your doctor may recommend a screen sooner. Colonoscopy is one of a few options for colon cancer screening. Talk with your doctor about the best options for you.

Look for more polyps. If you have had polyps before, your doctor may recommend a follow-up colonoscopy to look for and remove any additional polyps. This is done to reduce your risk of colon cancer.

Treat an issue. Sometimes, a colonoscopy may be done for treatment purposes, such as placing a stent or removing an object in your colon.

Make an appointment with your provider today to discuss getting a colonoscopy.

Dr. Auden Velasquez, 432-336-0700
Dr. Rachelle Young, 432-336-2291
Dr. Harry Shen, 432-336-2291

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