Colorectal cancer absolutely can be prevented because there is a precursor to the cancer itself that we call a polyp. And this is a benign growth in the colon or rectum that can be removed by a colonoscopy before it turns into cancer. So yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented.
[Marci Dodson] Welcome to the UC Irvine Health live streaming of a colonoscopy. We’re live streaming this procedure today as part of colorectal cancer awareness month. To spread awareness of how colonoscopy is an important, painless procedure that actually can prevent colon cancer. We want to demystify the procedure and answer your questions about colonoscopy […]