U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colonoscopy

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about getting screened for colorectal cancer.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Learn about symptoms, screening, and prevention of colon cancer.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Colorectal Cancer Screening Covered by Medicare

Everyone with Medicare qualifies for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will need to pay.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Search by state or country to locate a colorectal surgeon in your area who is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Find a GI Endoscopist

Find physicians and surgeons in your area trained in GI endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, such as endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Review Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, such as a polyp, and ulcers. Learn how and when the procedure is performed.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

NIH SeniorHealth: Colorectal Cancer

This site describes the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and latest research on colorectal cancer. The site also links to 4 brief videos on colon cancer screening methods, clinical trials, and more.

Review Date: Monday, January 05, 2015

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Personal Screening Stories

Read brief stories from real patients about their colorectal cancer screening experiences.

Review Date: Monday, November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Virtual Colonoscopy

Unlike traditional colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy doesn't require sedation or the insertion of a scope into the colon. Discuss your colon cancer screening options with your doctor to determine whether virtual colonoscopy is the right option for you.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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