Being committed to the duty of Cancer prevention, The Center offers a number of selected educational video materials to aid the concerned to understand more about Oncology.
Education can help ease the anxiety of the unknown.
It can help debunk the many myths people are told by well-meaning friends and family.
Moreover, we feel strongly that an educated patient is better able to advocate for themselves.
They are better prepared to care for themselves at home, manage side effects, and safely go through treatment.
Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the inside of the colon (large intestine or large bowel).
The colonoscope is a four foot long, flexible tube about the thickness of a finger with a camera and a source of light at its tip.
The tip of the colonoscope is inserted into the anus and then is advanced slowly, under visual control, into the rectum and through the colon usually as far as the cecum, which is the first part of the colon.
The colonoscopy is performed while you lie on your left side, although occasionally it may be necessary for you to lie on your back at some stage during the procedure.
The instrument is inserted through the back passage.
Most colonoscopies take between 20 and 45 minutes.
It is highly recommended to start screening for colon cancer at the age of 50.
Various studies have shown a high incidence of colon cancer in that age group especially those with high fat diet.
No. However, some of these polyps show tendency for malignant transformation.
A follow up plan is recommended with your physician according to your colonoscopy results.