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How Not to Dread Colon Cancer Screening

Don't Dread Colon Cancer Screening; Get the Facts and Reduce Your Anxiety

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Updated May 16, 2014

Benefits of Educating Yourself About Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening may seem scary and nobody jumps for joy at the thought of having to undergo a colonoscopy. But if you educate yourself about what to expect, it will demystify the process and remove the fear of the unknown.

What is "The Worst" Part of Colon Cancer Screening?

Anyone who has had a colonoscopy will tell you that the preparation is “the worst” part. It might help to remember that a colonoscopy is a lot less uncomfortable than being treated for colon cancer. And a day or two of discomfort is a small price to pay if it saves your life.

What Should I Expect With Colon Cancer Screening

Learning about how to prepare for your colon cancer screening and what to expect before, during and after the procedure can be reassuring.

How Do I Prepare For a Colonoscopy?
Learn about the importance of properly preparing for a colonoscopy examination.

What Steps Do I Take the Week Before Colon Cancer Screening?
Learn how to prepare for colon cancer screening during the week before your scheduled examination.

What Steps Do I Take Two Days Before Colon Cancer Screening?
Learn how to prepare for colon cancer screening during the two days before your scheduled examination.

What Steps Do I Take One Day Before Colon Cancer Screening?
Learn how to prepare for colon cancer screening during the day before your scheduled examination.

What Happens on the Day of My Colon Cancer Screening?
Learn what to expect on the day of your colon cancer screening examination.

Sources

Gastroenterology of the Rockies Colonoscopy Pep Talk. Accessed: January 29, 2009.
http://www.gastrorockies.com/English/Pep_Talk/What_Its_Like.html

The American Cancer Society Frequently Asked Questions About Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy. Accesed: January 29, 2009.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_Frequent_Questions_About_Colonoscopy_and_Sigmoidoscopy.asp

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