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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is when a flexible tube is inserted into the anus to view the inside of the large bowel. It helps diagnose or treat potentially harmful medical conditions.

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy

An upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your digestive system.

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Endoscopy

An endoscopy is a procedure that gives your doctor a direct view of your body’s internal organs. Learn about the procedure and how to prepare for it.

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Bowel cancer diagnosis

Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

A flexible sigmoidoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with the lower part of your large bowel.

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Fasting for medical tests

For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time before a test. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.

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Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection. A national screening process is in place called the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).

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Lynch syndrome

Lynch syndrome, formerly known as HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of a person developing some cancers, such as bowel cancer. Learn more here.

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Bowel cancer prevention

It is believed that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly could prevent 66-75% of bowel cancer cases. Find out about bowel cancer prevention.

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Essential screening tests for men

Screening tests or health checks aim to pick up health problems early in people who don't have any symptoms of disease. Read about tests men might need.

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Stool tests

Stool tests are commonly used to check for possible bowel cancer and to look for causes of gastrointestinal illness. You can find out more about stool tests by reading our trusted sources.

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