Although there are a variety of available colon cancer screening tests (including new, at-home options as well as a blood test) a colonoscopy remains the gold standard. While we always say the best test is the one that gets done, a colonoscopy is still your most thorough option. That’s because in many cases, when individuals are screened on time, doctors can detect and remove polyps before they become cancerous or find cancer in its earliest stages when it is easily treatable.
But we won’t lie – while the colonoscopy prep has improved over the past decade, it still isn’t what most people describe as something they enjoy.
What’s worse than the colonoscopy prep, you might ask? Simple – having to do the prep twice because it wasn’t done correctly the first time (meaning your doctor couldn’t complete the scope – ekk!)