"A colonoscopy was needed to get done in order to detect what they found out to be a malignant tumor in my colon. Little that I knew about this type of exam! It sure does sounds scary, but reality is, it is a quick and simple procedure ( takes approximately 20 minutes!) that can save your life."
Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). It helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding.
A colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps).*