This is a statement we often hear. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" is another common misconception. It is lethal to wait. If you wait until you think you have a problem, there is an 85 percent chance you will die.
If you come for screening without any problems (no symptoms or findings by the doctor) even if we find a cancer during your colonoscopy, the cure rate is 90 percent. But if you have just ONE sympton such as passing blood, a change with bowel movements, pain, or weight loss, the death rate skyrockets to a staggering 85%! The choice is simple: you MUST come when you're feeling fine! This is a screening exam- it must be done before any evidence of cancer develops, before it's too late.