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Your doctor has suggested that you have a colonoscopy as part of your evaluation at National Jewish Health. A colonoscopy allows the doctor to look inside the colon, or large intestine, using a small flexible tube. Your doctor may also do a biopsy and remove any polyps (small growths) he/she finds during the procedure. A biopsy is a small amount of tissue taken from the lining of your colon which can be studied closely to help determine your diagnosis and how best to treat you.
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National Jewish Health authors free downloadable patient education materials to provide you and your family the information and tools to help manage your disease. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more.