An essential tool for accurately diagnosing, and even preventing, colon cancer
COLONOSCOPY – QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
A colonoscopy is an essential tool for accurately diagnosing, and even preventing, colon cancer. Premier Family Medical is a top-ranked provider of colonoscopy services for patients throughout the Utah County area. This service can help patients manage diseases affecting the large intestine and rectum and is available at locations in Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Lindon, Mountain Point Medical Center, and Saratoga Springs, Utah.
Q: When are colonoscopies used?A: A colonoscopy is a medical procedure which is used to assess the inside of a person’s rectum and colon, also called the large intestine.
This procedure is used to diagnose and treat conditions such as:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Determining the cause of rectal bleeding
A colonoscopy is also suggested for routine screenings for colorectal cancer. These are typically performed every five years beginning at age 50. These screenings should be conducted earlier and more frequently for those who are at a greater risk of colorectal cancer.