Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the the second or third most common cancer in the world.

More than 90 percent of colon cancer develops from the polyp. Polyps are initially non-metastatic, non-cancerous and non-metastatic. If they are taken by endoscopic method without further cancer (polypectomy), colon cancer is largely prevented.
Colon cancer, in which early diagnosis is very important, is usually a symptom-free and slowly progressing type of cancer. This cancer, especially in people aged 50 and over, can be treated with early diagnosis.

Scanning Colonoscopies are Very Important

Screening colonoscopy has an important role in the prevention of colon cancer. In countries where this cancer is common, there are similar screening programs that each health authority accepts. It is recommended that all or part of the large intestine is screened and visualized by a method called colonoscopy in all screening programs. The aim is to prevent the cancer from occurring before, or to catch and treat the early stage cancers without late symptoms.

Scan is a must after 50 Years

The incidence of polyps increases with age. In healthy individuals who do not have any risk in the society, colon cancer screening starts after the age of 50. A screening colonoscopy performed after the age of 50 in a person who does not have such a risk can maintain the person for about 8-10 years if he / she is completely normal. But; The prevalence of colonoscopy in patients with family history or previous colonoscopy with polyp presence, family history of colon cancer, especially those with adenomatous polyps in first-degree relatives varies.
There is no need to rush for second screening colonoscopy in individuals without risk of polyps in screening colonoscopy. The time required for the second screening colonoscopy in patients with familial risk or in the presence of polyps in colonoscopy is determined by the type, size, number of the polib, and the structure within the polybe.