Screening colonoscopies start at the age of 50, but in some circumstances, such as family history of colon cancer, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and / or blood in stools a colonoscopy would be recommended earlier.
Colon cancer is the only preventable cancers. Having your colonoscopy routinely can help find any abnormalities or remove any polyps that may progress into cancer.
Polyps / Colon Cancer
Diverticulitis is a condition in which small pockets, usually in the lower colon, become inflamed. This can cause a variety of conditions that require urgent surgical management or elective surgical management.