I love some good colonoscopy humor. This billboard in the Twin Cities is one that I see on my commute to work, and it cracks me up every time I drive past it.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. The best way to detect colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. Please - if you are 50 or older, or if your family history indicates that you have risk factors - schedule your appointment. And if you're not 50 and are having pain or unusual symptoms, please see a doctor to get an assessment.
Being that IBD is a risk factor for colon cancer, I am one of the people in line for a colonoscopy. Also because of my IBD, I get them regularly, anyway, just to monitor my disease. Jealous? You should be! I'm due for my next one, and this time, I think I'm going to request a "Frequent Scoper" punch-card.
Colonoscopies aren't bad. I do, however, think that the prep is the worst part. So, here is a list of tips on how to make your prep as tolerable as possible: 27 Insider Tips and Tricks for Colonoscopy Prep