Dr Anna's Colonoscopy

29 years ago Anna Zakrisson's father died of colon cancer.

Others in her family have suffered from the disease and this history places her in a risk group. Early diagnosis is crucial, so every five years she’s given a colonoscopy to check for signs and take biopsies.

Like her father, Anna Zakrisson is a research scientist. She’s also a science blogger with a distinctive straight-talking style. Here’s her advice about how to prepare for a colonoscopy and what to expect.


There’s more good stuff, some poo-related, on her blog Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium.

Bill Cane health science

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