Preparing for a Colonoscopy Colonoscopy is generally a painless and extremely safe procedure. Preparation for these procedures can vary greatly in both cost and composition. Dr. Jeffrey Weber talks about the colonscopy preparation and what patients can expect from the treatment. This is a very important screening tool for colon cancer. Doctors must be able to see in order to successfully complete the procedure. That is why preparation is needed. This generally involves a low-residue diet the day before the exam and drinking lots of fluids during the examination. Patients will also have to take one of the many available preparations either the evening before, or half that evening and half the following morning. VIEW THE ARTICLE: LAST WEEK'S VIDEO - Why are Genetics in Colon Cancer Important? - SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE EXPERT INFORMATION AND BREAKING COLON CANCER NEWS VISIT FOR TONS OF INFORMATIVE VIDEOS SUGGEST THE NEXT TOPIC FOR OUR COLON CANCER EXPERTS! CONNECT WITH US! Google+ : Facebook : Twitter :