Helping patients prepare for a colonoscopy

    Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death and the accuracy of colorectal cancer screening depends greatly on the quality of bowel preparation.

    January 25, 2018

    Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of death. The accuracy of colorectal cancer screening depends greatly on the quality of the bowel preparation. Patient understanding of how to prepare well is essential for an optimal colonoscopy. To achieve this goal, the Alberta Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in partnership with key stakeholders, created "Your day-to-day guide for your colonoscopy" to help patients have a clean large bowel leading up to their colonoscopy. The guide was designed by Jorge Frascara and you can order it on the Screening for Life website.