colonoscopy

I’m having my first colonoscopy in a few months. My friends say it’s unpleasant, and I’m already dreading it. I think it would help if I knew what’s going to happen. How often do you need to get a colonoscopy? And is there any way around having to use that prep drink?

By Ask the Doctors • January 11, 2023

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By Ask the Doctors • December 19, 2022

Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • December 14, 2022

I’m a 72-year-old man, and I was supposed to get a colonoscopy last year. I was surprised when my insurance company sent me an at-home kit to do a colon cancer screening. It was a lot easier than a colonoscopy, but my question is, can it be accurate?

By Ask the Doctors • October 28, 2022

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By Ask the Doctors • July 8, 2022

Devin Dillon is the perfect example of why colorectal cancer screenings are now recommended beginning at age 45

By uclahealth • March 29, 2022

A UCLA Health patient overcame her fears to get screened for colon cancer

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • February 25, 2022

Due to a marked increase in the number of younger adults being diagnosed with these types of cancers, the screening age has been lowered

By Ask the Doctors • June 21, 2021

“My dad was 54 years old when he passed away,” says Porchia Toussaint, who was 31 when she learned her dad had stage 4 colon ...

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

“My new primary care physician was shocked that I hadn’t had a colonoscopy yet,” says 62-year-old James Weatherall, who chose UCLA Health for his medical ...

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021