I'm at the age where I have to be more conscious of my body. Yesterday, with the recent death of Farrah Fawcett from anal cancer fresh on my mind, I went into the hospital as an outpatient to have a colonoscopy performed. This procedure looks for signs of anal and/or colorectal cancer and any other maladies associated with that area. I was nervous, both about the procedure, and about the outcome. Well, I needn't have been! I was sedated and don't remember anything about the time it was done. And, they gave me a clean bill of health (as far as my colon is concerned). If you are fifty or over, or have any unusual symptoms associated with that region, please get a colonoscopy. It could save your life!