Alternatives to colonoscopy.

So, guess what?  Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. for men and women combined, the illness is highly curable when detected early. BUT, there are alternatives to the often uncomfortable colonoscopy.

Virtual (CT Scan)

  • *no sedation
  • *still have to drink the "prep drink"
  • *misses polups less than a centimeter, which means the results could lead to a false sense of security.

Blood Stool Test

  • *have your doctor test your stool for blood.
  • *very good to DETECT colon cancer hopefully at an early stage, but does NOT prevent colon cancer.

I got you.

-- Dr. Dale