A gastroenterologist is the type of doctor that specialized in colon cancer screening. They can also screen for other types of digestive cancers. This is done by a procedure called a colonoscopy where the doctor will investigate the colon to see if any number of issues are found. It is highly recommended to do colon cancer screenings every 5 years and to start your first screening under the age of 40.
How much is a colon cancer screening?
The cost for a colon cancer screening can vary based on your insurance and what other type of procedures can be needed alongside. It is best to call your local gastroenterologist and schedule a pre procedure consultation to better understand the type of procedure and costs that are needed for your specific case.
Can a gastroenterologist diagnose colon cancer?
Yes, a gastroenterologist is the doctor that is best qualified to diagnose colon cancer. You should schedule an appointment immediately if you have any reason to believe you need one. It is highly advised to routinely get screened every couple years for colon cancer so that you can catch it very early when it is easiest to nip.
How do I get my colon checked?
A gastroenterologist will register a colonoscopy to do a colon check and screening. The procedure includes prep that is taken the day prior to clear the colon followed by the actual procedure. In general, a colonoscopy is done under anesthesia where the doctor uses a light & flexible scope to investigate the colon and rectum. As the scope travels the doctor is looking for any irregularities in addition to any polyps found.
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