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What does a colonoscopy consist of?

A colonoscopy is the diagnostic test for the detection of colorectal cancer, and is recommended for the population over 50 years of age.

The tube, which has a camera and light, is advanced into the colon and images are displayed on a video monitor.

To obtain images of the intestine, a thin and flexible tube is inserted through the anus.

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