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About Colorectal Cancer

The risk for colorectal cancer in adults with cystic fibrosis is 5-10 times greater compared to the general population, and even higher for people with CF who receive a lung or other solid organ transplant. Find out how early screening can help reduce your risk.

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    Preparing for a Colonoscopy When You Have CF

    Due to the thick, sticky mucus associated with cystic fibrosis, adults with CF need to take additional steps for a successful colonoscopy. Learn more about why it's important to properly prepare for a colonoscopy and the steps you can take during your preparation.

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    What Happens After My Colonoscopy?

    Learn more about what to expect after your colonoscopy.

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    Be Prepared for a Successful Colonoscopy When You Have CF

    Because people with cystic fibrosis tend to have thick, sticky mucus lining their colons, they will need to undergo a more intensive bowel preparation than the general population. Review the following one-pager with your endoscopist and CF care team to ensure you are prepared for a successful colonoscopy. 

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    Colorectal Cancer and CF: Organ Intervention

    Watch the animation to learn more about colorectal cancer in cystic fibrosis and how early screening can help reduce your risk.

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    Colorectal Cancer and CF: The Screening

    See why it's important to properly prepare for a colonoscopy when you have cystic fibrosis and the steps you can take for a successful exam.

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