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ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer
Date:12/16/2008

ore typical raised polyp and more likely to be cancerous. This fact highlights the importance of not withdrawing too soon during the procedure, allowing the physician enough time to thoroughly examine the colon. According to ASGE quality indicators, average withdrawal time should be six minutes or more."

"There are many factors that go into prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. Patients need to find a qualified gastrointestinal endoscopist, ask questions before the procedure and work with their physician to identify an appropriate screening schedule based on the individual's medical history as well as family history," said Petrini. "Colorectal cancer is preventable and treatable when caught at an early stage. ASGE recommends colonoscopy screening beginning at age 50 for those at average risk, sooner if there are certain risk factors."

About Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a common and very safe procedure that examines the lining of the lower intestinal tract called the colon or large intestine. Colonoscopy means "to look inside the colon." Physicians specially trained in the procedure use a flexible tube that has a light and miniature TV camera on the tip. This instrument, often referred to as the "scope," is placed in the rectum and advanced through the colon. It is connected to a television monitor that the physician watches while performing the test. Various miniaturized tools can be inserted through the scope to obtain biopsies (samples) of the colon and to perform a wide range of maneuvers for diagnosis and treatment. When used as a colon cancer prevention method, colonoscopy can find potentially precancerous conditions before they turn into cancer. Colonoscopy is the only procedure that visualizes the entire colon and allows for the detection and removal of lesions and polyps before they turn into cancer. New advances in endoscopic technology are improving detection of colorec
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