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A procedure often used to screen for colon cancer. An endoscope (a very thin, long camera) is passed through the anus to view the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. It also enables polyps to be removed.
An examination of the large intestine whereby a flexible endoscope is passed via the rectum through to the furthest part of the colon.
The use of a flexible endoscope being passed into the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. Being flexible, it can move around the bends in the bowel.
An endoscope is used to look into the stomach to diagnose conditions. This is a very common procedure: more than 500,000 are performed by the NHS each year in England alone.