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Jackson, WY Colorectal Cancer Screening

One of the most effective steps you can take in preventing cancer is knowing what tests are available and when you should start making them a regular part of your medical routine. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States, but one of the most preventable through preliminary screenings. If you are age 45 and up, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may be a candidate for a screening colonoscopy. A referral from your doctor is not needed for patients age 45 or older to schedule a screening colonoscopy.

Large Intestine Examination

Colonoscopies are the preferred method of examining the inside of the rectum and colon. The large intestine is at risk of developing ulcers, polyps, and tumors. It can also be damaged, which often results in inflammation or bleeding. The colonoscopy uses a small tube-shaped camera that enters the colon and lets the doctor view the inside. When they find precancerous growths or structural damage, they can treat the problem before it has a chance to develop into a serious medical issue.

A colonoscopy may be necessary to diagnose the cause of:

  • Blood in stool
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Colon abnormalities in X-rays
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Constipation

Wyoming Colorectal Screening Program

Download the enrollment guide PDF

Call 307.739.7690 for more information on our colonoscopy service.​