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colonoscopy preparation

[ko-lun-AH-skuh-pee] also called colonoscopy prep. The use of a liquid diet along with laxatives (and sometimes enemas) to clean out the entire colon before the colonoscopy or virtual colonoscopy is done. This preparation is usually started 1 or 2 days before the colonoscopy. See also colon, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy.

Details of Preparing for a Colon Screening Test

... But the idea of testing and the preparation required for ... polyps or cancer in the
rest of your colon. Because the colonoscopy has to be done anyway ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/details-of-preparing-for-a-colon-screening-test

Studies Show Effectiveness of Colon Screenings with Easier ...

... Two recent studies found colon screenings that require a less intensive
preparation than a colonoscopy are useful in finding pre-cancerous polyps ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/studies-show-effectiveness-of-colon-screenings-with-easier-preparation

Study Shows Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Effective for Colon ...

... involve a special diet, laxatives, or enemas to clean the colon. ... it is generally
an easier version to tolerate than the preparation for a colonoscopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-shows-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-effective-for-colon-cancer-screening

Details of Preparing for a Colon Screening Test

... But the idea of testing and the preparation required for ... polyps or cancer in the
rest of your colon. Because the colonoscopy has to be done anyway ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/details-of-preparing-for-a-colon-screening-test

Understanding Tests That Screen for Colon Cancer

... CT colonography (also called virtual colonoscopy) is a scan of the colon and
rectum that produces ... It requires bowel prep, but no sedation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/understanding-tests-that-screen-for-colon-cancer

Can colorectal polyps and cancer be found early?

... CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). Fairly quick and safe. Can usually
view entire colon. Done every 5 years. ... Full bowel preparation needed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-detection

Colon Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: What You ...

... CT colonography (also called virtual colonoscopy) is a scan of the colon and
rectum that produces ... It requires bowel prep, but no sedation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/coloncancer-prevention-and-early-detection-what-you-need-to-know

Studies Show Effectiveness of Colon Screenings with Easier ...

... Two recent studies found colon screenings that require a less intensive
preparation than a colonoscopy are useful in finding pre-cancerous polyps ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/studies-show-effectiveness-of-colon-screenings-with-easier-preparation

Text Alternative for Colon Cancer: Catching It Early | American ...

... A kit is obtained from a health care provider. Pros: No direct risk to the colon;
No bowel preparation; Sampling done at home. Cons: ...

http://www.cancer.org/research/infographicgallery/colon-cancer-early-detection-text-alternative-2014

Colorectal cancer screening tests

... CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). Fairly quick and safe. Can usually
view entire colon. Done every 5 years. ... Full bowel preparation needed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-screening-tests-used