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Alpha Digestive & Liver Centre: Singapore's colorectal cancer screening centre
How do I know when I need to go for a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is recommended if you are 50 years old or older, or if you are 40 years old and have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer due to family history or ethnicity. A colonoscopy is also recommended if you have had symptoms such as rectal bleeding, a change in bowel habits, weight loss, and abdominal pain.
What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine (colon) using a long, flexible tube with a light and tiny camera at one end (a colonoscope). A colonoscopy allows your doctor to detect abnormal changes in the lining of your large intestine and remove any abnormal growths called polyps.
What are the symptoms of Colorectal cancer?
Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. It's usually found in people over 50 and can be deadly if not caught early. The symptoms of colorectal cancer can include: persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Alpha Digestive & Liver Centre as soon as possible.
How often should I get colorectal cancer screening?
Colorectal cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in Singapore. It is also one of the deadliest. For those who are at a high risk for colorectal cancer due to family history or other factors, screening can be performed every year.

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