Fecal immunochemical tests now available in labs throughout the province. Learn more here.
is a procedure that allows a colonoscopist to see the inside lining of the rectum and colon using a special instrument called a colonoscope.
every 5 years for people with at least 1 of the following:
1 first degree relative (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son) with colon cancer diagnosed under the age of 60; or,
2 or more first-degree relatives with colon cancer diagnosed at any age; or,
A personal history of adenomas. Adenomas are a type of non-cancerous tumours.
You may also be referred for a colonoscopy if you have had an abnormal fecal immunochemical test
. While waiting for your colonoscopy, please speak with your health care provider if you are experiencing these symptoms at any time:
For more information on colonoscopy results, click here.
- Blood in your stool
- Abdominal pain
- Change in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss