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colonoscopy

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‘The place I needed to be’

When cancer claimed her husband, Courtney Appel found solace in becoming a patient advocate.

Patient Story

‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

Colon test options abound—but colonoscopy is best

While labs can evaluate colon health based on blood or stool samples, traditional imaging procedures are the most reliable.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

Patient Story

‘No day is a given’

A 34-year-old doctor and mom of two is battling colon cancer with a powerful social network, humor and plenty of snuggles.

Pay attention to your colon

Take action now for a better tomorrow.

Study confirms lifesaving value of colonoscopy

If cancerous growths called polyps are found during a colonoscopy, they can be removed during the procedure.

Patient Story

Luck o’ the early colon cancer diagnosis

Stephanie Schlueter walked the Spectrum Health Irish Jig for the fourth time, but her first as a survivor.

Patient Story

Fighting a fistula

Dan Smith isn't shy about sharing his deep-rooted belief about colonoscopies—you need them. Regularly.

Patient Story

Fighting cancer and fires

Firefighter Phil Hunderman had cancer smoldering in his cells. But early detection doused the disease.

Do you know the top 10 cancer warning signs?

If you want to live a longer, healthier life, catching cancer early is key. Here's how.

Colon cancer on the rise in young adults

A startling percentage of colorectal cancer patients are younger than 50, and the number is climbing. Diet and lifestyle may be to blame.

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