Five signs you need a colonoscopy and why you shouldn’t ignore them

A colonoscope emitting a light in a colon during a colonoscopy procedure.

Despite what you may have heard about colonoscopy, it is still the “gold standard” of detecting cancer in your colon along with several other gastrointestinal diseases. They are proven to identify potential issues as early as possible, saving thousands of lives every year in Australia. Here are 5 signs you may need a colonoscopy done and why you shouldn’t ignore it.