Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a colonoscopy, what does it test for and why should I get one?
2. Will it hurt?
3. At what age should I get a colonoscopy?
4. I had a screening colonoscopy a year ago, so I’m done right? I don’t have to get one ever again?
5. There is no history of colon cancer in my family. Do I still need to be screened?
6. I have a family history of colon cancer. Should I get screened before I turn 50?
7. The doctor found a polyp. What does that mean and what happens next?
8. What else does a colonoscopy check for?
9. Everyone complains about how unpleasant it is to prepare for a colonoscopy. What do I have to do and how bad is it?
10. So other than spending a lot of time in the bathroom, what else can happen during preparation?
11. I’m curious. Why can’t I have red juice or jello before the procedure?
12.Seriously, the preparation sounds dreadful. Is there any other way to check for colon cancer?