Bowel cancer is treatable if it is caught early. In fact, roughly nine out of 10 people will survive for at least five years if they are diagnosed and treated while the disease is in its earliest stage. Screening for bowel cancer is the most effective way of detecting the disease in its earliest stages, sometimes…Read more
A blue dye tablet given to patients before they have a colonoscopy could boost the chances of finding bowel cancer in its earliest stages, according to new research.
An endoscopy is a surgical procedure whereby a long, thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted into your body in order to investigate unusual symptoms or carry out certain types of surgery. Find out about different endoscopies used in gastroenterology in our short Patients Guide.
If you have an appointment for a colonoscopy exam there will be some preparation the day before, which your doctor will inform you of in advance. It is important to follow the guidelines as the preparation is required to ensure the results will be as accurate as possible. Having a basic understanding of the colonoscopy…Read more