Preventive Colonoscopy

As from the 35 th year of age (in particular in the presence of genetic loading), yet at least as from the 55th year, a complete inspection of the large intestine (colon) is advised.

Evidence of studies indicates that such examination may bring about a significant lowering of risks being affected by colonic cancer.

In particular an early detection and ablation of colonic polyps is an important component of such prevention, as undiscovered polyps may, through so-called adenoma-carcinoma sequence, mutate to cancer.