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colonoscopy

Patient Story

‘We’re the colonoscopy couple’

Zeeland husband and wife double down on cancer prevention.

Put yourself first in the new year

Wrap all your 2022 preventive exams into a single, time-saving visit.

New rules for colonoscopy

With cancer rates rising among younger people, experts urge screening to start at age 45.

Patient Story

‘I can do this’

After a fight with rectal cancer, Mary Hannon is stronger than ever.

Patient Story

‘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.