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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
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