Learn More About Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Chat with Us | Email Us
Endoscopy - A procedure that involves the use of an endoscope (a thin, tube-like device equipped with a camera), to examine the inside of the body. In an endoscopy, an endoscope (or "scope") is inserted into the body through an opening (such as the mouth, anus or urethra) to look for signs of illness in areas such as the esophagus, colon or rectum. Endoscopy may help in early detection (screening), diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancer.
Previous: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Back to the Cancer Glossary