Trust us, getting cancer is worse.
Today’s anesthesia is safer, more effective, and won’t make you groggy all day. And the preparation… well, it’s come a long way, too.
Here are some facts you should know:
- Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer-causing death in Clermont and Hamilton counties.
- A colonoscopy doesn’t just detect colon cancer. It often prevents it because doctors can remove cancer-causing polyps during the procedure.
- A colonoscopy is painless and takes less than 15 minutes on average.
- You don’t need a referral and nearly all insurance policies now cover the procedure.
Who should get a colonoscopy?
The CDC recommends anyone 45 years or older at average risk should get a colonoscopy every 10 years. People with family history or higher risk should get them more often.