Screening gastroscopy and colonoscopy

By: Professor Rupert Leong Gastroenterologist Colonoscopy Endoscopy  28-Dec-2011
Keywords: Colonoscopy, Bowel Cancer, Gastroscopy

Increasingly, screening for pathologies BEFORE the development of symptoms, is seen as best medical practice. Bowel cancer (large colon cancer) is one of the commonest cancers in Australia and therefore screening is recommended especially for those with a family history of colon cancer/ polyps and/or inflammatory bowel diseases and those above the age of 50 years.

Keywords: Bowel Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Gastroenterologist, Gastroscopy

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Gastroenterology is the medical speciality involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract diseases and symptoms. Bowel (colon, rectal) cancers are the second commonest internal cancer in men and women in Australia and screening and surveillance are recommended in the prevention of invasive incurable cancer. Professor Rupert Leong ( is an expert in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis).


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