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A Colonoscopy is used to evaluate and treat the following conditions:
  1. Rectal Bleeding
  2. Prevention of Colon Cancer by detecting and removing pre-cancerous polyps
  3. Chronic Diarrhea
  4. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Colitis
  5. Unexplained Anemia
  6. Chronic Lower Abdominal Pain

Screening Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States in both men and women combined. A colon screening provides early detection and removal of polyps (growths) in the colon that might become cancer.
It is recommended that most people begin having colon cancer screenings at the age of 50. Screening may begin at a younger age for those with increased risk, such as strong family history of colon cancer, people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. You may be eligible for a Direct Access Screening Colonoscopy offered by Dr. Mark Appler, right here at Northern Regional Hospital. Click here for more information.