Module 1. Understanding and Preparing for Colonoscopy
Animation - What is a colonoscopy and how do I prepare for it?
A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that lets your doctor look inside your colon and rectum for problems such as ulcers, inflammation, bleeding, polyps and tumors. Depending on your age and your circumstances, your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy to examine your colon health, as well as to screen for colon cancer and remove polyps. Watch this animation to also learn about the anatomy and function of your colon, and the importance of properly preparing your colon for a colonoscopy.
This educational activity has been developed by the WipeDiseases Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boston Scientific and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
This activity is endorsed by Colon Cancer Coalition.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.