Gogs gets a Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an examination the inside of your large intestine (colon). It helps diagnose gastrointestinal diseases like colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. And the procedure can also help treat and prevent colon cancer. Healthcare providers recommend routine colonoscopies for middle-aged and older adults to screen for cancer.

During the procedure, a long flexible plastic tube equipped with a tiny digital camera and light is inserted into the anus and slowly advances through the colon. Air is pumped into your colon to inflate it, allowing your gastroenterologist to monitor for anything abnormal and remove suspicious tissues or polyps for testing.

Five years ago, a colonoscopy found and removed several polyps, and I’m back again for a follow-up procedure.

How was it? Easy, quick, painless, and no polyps found! 😁🤙

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can listen to all my medical posts under Gogs’ Medical Testing.

If you’re newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and live in Canada 🇨🇦 please request a free Reef Knot Kit from Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. Each kit contains a copy of my book, . For more details, please read the Announcement in my local paper.

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