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Myth-busting colonoscopy: Five reasons it’s not so bad

We hear “colonoscopy” and our bodies clench. The anticipation of the bowel-emptying prep and a scope snaking through our colon evokes strong feelings among even the hardiest of us.

For Jonathan Vinson, M.D., a family physician with Providence Medical Group-The Plaza, getting screened for colorectal cancer is a “no-brainer.”

Colonoscopy: What to know before you go

A few helpful tips from a Providence family practitioner for what to expect before and after a colonoscopy.

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Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program -- Multidisciplinary Team

Your multidisciplinary gastrointestinal cancer care team consists of these trained specialists:

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Don’t miss out on your ounce of prevention

If you go to the doctor only when you're sick, you'll miss some powerful opportunities to stay well.

Colonoscopy: Helping protect your colorectal health

A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to look inside the entire large intestine, including the colon and rectum.

Colorectal cancer screening: back to the basics

Amid controversies over complex screening options, stool-based testing can offer a simple solution today. – By Todd S. Crocenzi, M.D., medical oncologist and researcher

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