National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – Colonoscopy brochure

This brochure explains what a colonoscopy is and how it is done. It outlines how to prepare and what happens after the test.


National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – Colonoscopy brochure

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If your National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test finds blood in your poo, your GP may recommend you have a colonoscopy. There are a number of reasons why blood can be found in your poo and most are not cancer related — it’s important to find out the cause.

The brochure includes information about:

  • colonoscopy
  • how to prepare for one
  • how a colonoscopy is done
  • how to recover

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