WHAT IS THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME?
This is the bowel check.
The bowel check is for women and for men.
From the age of 50.
The bowel check is free of charge.
The health insurance pays for the bowel check.
The bowel check helps to stay healthy.
The bowel check can prevent bowel cancer.
If the doctor discovers precancerous lesions, he or she removes the precancerous lesions.
Then you will not get bowel cancer.
The bowel check can detect bowel cancer early.
If the doctor finds cancer, very often the cancer can be cured.
Call a doctor or a health care professional:
For example, a general practitioner or family doctor.
Or a gastrointestinal doctor.
Make an appointment.
Talk to the doctor.
WHAT IS THE INTESTINAL CHECK?
The intestinal check is called:
-Or the stool test.
WHAT IS A COLONOSCOPY?
A colonoscopy can prevent bowel cancer.
The doctor examines the bowel with a movable tube.
The tube has a small camera and light at the front.
If the doctor finds something in the bowel, he can examine it.
If the doctor finds a precursor of bowel cancer, he can remove it.
Then the preliminary stage cannot become bowel cancer.
If the doctor finds bowel cancer, bowel cancer can very often be cured.
A colonoscopy is also called a colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy does not hurt.
This is because you can get a short sleeping injection.
Then you sleep during the examination.
This examination is done by a gastrointestinal doctor.
A colonoscopy is safe and clean and painless.
A lot of people have a colonoscopy every year.
WHAT IS A STOOL TEST?
Stool is another word for faeces.
A stool test can detect hidden blood in the stool.
Hidden blood is blood that cannot be seen.
The blood is excreted in the stool.
Blood in the stool can be an indication of pre-cancerous bowel conditions.
Or blood in the stool can be an indication of bowel cancer.
Because sometimes pre-stages or bowel cancer bleed.
If a stool test has detected blood, you should have a colonoscopy.
The colonoscopy can show where the blood is coming from.
Then you can be cured.
WHO CAN DO IT?
Women aged 50 and over can have a stool test.
Women aged 55 and over can have a colonoscopy.
Men aged 50 and over can have a stool test.
Men over 50 can have a colonoscopy.
This is because men can get the disease earlier than women.
HOW DO I FIND A DOCTOR?
Go to this page: https://www.magen-darm-aerzte.de/
You can enter your postcode here.
This will help you find a doctor.
WHEN SHOULD I DO IT?
Are you 50 years old or are you older?
Do you feel well?
Then you should have a bowel check now.
Please do not wait until you have pain.
Please do not wait until you have bowel problems.
I DO NOT HAVE INTESTINAL PROBLEMS.
SHOULD I STILL HAVE THE BOWEL CHECK?
Because bowel cancer is not felt!
Bowel cancer can grow in the bowel without causing pain.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO THE BOWEL CHECK?
From 2002 - 2021, 8,500,000 people had the colonoscopy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE COLON CHECK?
Colonoscopy has prevented 153,000 deaths.
So many people have not died from bowel cancer.
DOES IT HURT?
The stool test does not hurt.
The colonoscopy does not hurt.
Because you are asleep during the colonoscopy.
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