Colorectal Cancer Screening

Tube, capsule or classic? Marburg, July 07, 2010 the chance of regular retirement savings not on colon cancer to become ill, are better than with any other type of cancer. There are several methods which can be discovered and removed benign precursors (polyps) long before colorectal cancer develops from them. Reason the pros and cons of pension options look at enough to take. Classic colonoscopy the so-called Colonoscopy is taken every ten years from the age of 55. by health insurance. The day before the examination starts with the cleaning of the intestine. To the patient drinks each one liter of a colonic irrigation solution (E.g.

MOVIPREP ), which is in contrast to earlier today well drink on the eve and morning of the mirroring. In the cleansed colon, the doctor via the anus introduces a flexible tube (endoscope) is a camera at the end. The advantage: The gastroenterologist can look specifically into the last corner and directly to remove existing polyps. The Colonoscopy takes about 20 minutes and is usually painless. For even more details, read what Dr. Neal Barnard says on the issue. Virtual reflection many are afraid of the traditional colonoscopy – if also unfounded – and shy away from going to the provision. Here, the Virtual Colonoscopy may be an alternative.

In the intestine is not considered through an endoscope, but the patient undergoes a computer or magnetic resonance imaging. A software then provides the physician a three-dimensional model of the digestive tract. This procedure sounds pleasant, but also are disadvantages: small polyps can be easily overlooked and then still a classic reflection is needed to remove pre-cancerous. In addition, the intestines in a virtual mirror image must be cleaned in advance. Kapseldendoskopie is approved in Germany since 2008 the capsule endoscopy, in which the patient swallows a capsule with a built-in camera. The camera makes a recording, which can be viewed later as a film every two seconds on their way through the gastro-intestinal tract. Although the capsule endoscopy provides images from the stomach and Small intestine, for the doctor only sees what happened comes to him in front of the lens. Another disadvantage: Also here no fabric can be removed directly, and the patient must clean also before the colon. Many patients feel the capsule endoscopy and virtual mirroring as a pleasant conclusion, but only when the traditional colonoscopy, the doctor of every nook and cranny of the intestine can just look at and directly to remove benign polyps. This gives maximum safety, not to colorectal cancer patients. This procedure sounds pleasant, but also are disadvantages: small polyps can be easily overlooked and then still a classic reflection is needed to remove pre-cancerous. In addition, the intestines in a virtual mirror image must be cleaned in advance.

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