Eilynn Sipe, MD, a colorectal surgeon with ProMedica Physicians, sometimes feels a little bad prescribing a liquid laxative to her patients to prep for their colonoscopy. But she knows that while the prep isn’t pleasant, it’s definitely necessary.
For more than 16 years, she’s treated patients with colon cancer in the Toledo area. In many cases, if patients had come in sooner, the cancer would have been diagnosed earlier, or, in some cases, they could have prevented the cancer entirely. In fact, up to 90% of colon cancers could be prevented if people were scoped at the appropriate times.
To erase some of the misconceptions about colonoscopy prep and to help raise awareness about colon cancer screening, Dr. Sipe recorded her experience before, during and after her procedure. See what it’s like to be a patient in the video below.
Time for your colonoscopy?