Whether you recently turned 50, have a family history of colon cancer or atypical symptoms that led to your colonoscopy, we're thankful you scheduled the appointment. Colonoscopies are often an uncomfortable topic, but your first person account can encourage others to take this lifesaving step.
from Phoenix, AZ
I went in for my first colonoscopy because I was of that age. Actually, my wife and I decided to get screened together.
During that first colonoscopy, they found some polyps, which they took out right away. I didn’t even know it happened. My second colonoscopy basically went the same way.
My wife and I believe in preventive medicine, and it’s a good thing we do because they found cancer during a colonoscopy I had two years ago.
Immediately after my diagnosis, my doctor at Sun City Endoscopy Center explained my...Read More
from Wilmington, DE
I was 27 and went to the ER with abdominal pain. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. After 4 days in the hospital, I had to get a colonoscopy. I was really nervous but I really wanted to go home. I was the youngest patient in the office and I had everyone laughing because I wore my crazy socks It was not bad at all, but they found some polyps that were too large to remove at the time.
I had to return for colon surgery. They were precancerous. I was told that if I did not have this done,...Read More
from Pittsburgh, PA
I am at high risk for colon cancer and I understand the importance of screening. I have had a friend die from colon cancer because she didn’t get screened and I understand exactly what getting a colonoscopy involves. I think that it’s a great test with minimal risks and manifold benefits. I have great health insurance and cost is not an object. But i can get a colonoscopy. Why? Because every place that I have called (hospital or freestanding endo center) “insists” on conscious sedation despite my not wanting this because of a...Read More
from Cabins, WV
Hello, this letter is to let everyone know about the necessity for a colonoscopy. I had been ill for eleven years. My occupational physician did a test that showed high inflammation in my intestines. Another doctor sent me for a colonoscopy. I had pre-cancer, a polyp that was the type to form into cancer. I found it early and got it out.
Thanks to these two physicians and common sense, I got the proper treatment in time. Colon cancer does give any symptoms at first. Do not wait, get that colonsocopy....Read More
from Whitehouse, TX
GARDNERS SYNDROME RUNS IN MY FAMILY. I STARTED GETTING TESTED AT 17 YEARS OLD AND AT 25 THEY FOUND IT THROUGH A COLONOCOPY. I HAD ALL OF MY COLON REMOVED AND HALF OF MY SMALL INTESTINES BUILT THE J POUCH THAT I HAVE NOW. I HAVE HAD T REMOVED FROM MY DUEDENUM AND SMALL INTESTINES OVER THE YEARS. I CONTINUE TO GET SCOPED YEARLY.Read More