Why should I undergo for a Colonoscopy?
- Only the early detection of intestinal cancer can protect you from advanced and sure from incurable intestinal tumors
- Once the tumor has metastasized there will be only life-prolonging procedures, but no cure
- A Colonoscopy every 4–9 years can protect you from metastasizing intestinal cancer
- If you have a family history and one of your family members has suffered from intestinal tumors, your risk developing one as well is much higher than average
- Common chronic diseases (“IBD” = inflammatory bowel disease) like Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis can be signs of pre-cancer
What is a Colonoscopy?
The total endoscopy of the intestines is called Colonoscopy (Colon = large intestine, and scopy = looking). Our doctor will use a special flexible instrument which called the endoscope to inspect the inner parts of the large intestine and the intestinal mucosa and to check and detect changes. In case of suspicious modifications the doctor will cut off tissue samples for further examinations with small pliers. This absolutely will cause no pain.
A Colonoscopy is the most important method to detect intestinal cancer. Also through a histological examination of the tissue samples even the small tumors can be detected. The diagnosis of intestinal cancer in an early stage sure offers very good chances of treatment and recovery.
Which diseases can be prevented and/or detected?
- Intestinal Cancer
- Abnormalities of intestinal blood vessels
- Intestinal polyps
- Inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
- Acute infections, inflammations and circulatory disorders