Colonscopy for colon cancer

Dr. Lee Hock Bee

Surgery (general surgeon)

It is important to undergo screening using colonoscopy for colon cancer because detecting colon cancer EARLY increases the chances of survival. Late stage cancers (such as stage 3 or 4) have worse prognosis. In fact at the polyp stage, the removal of polyp eliminates the chance of it progressing to later stage of cancer.

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