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Ask An Expert

Ask an expert: What you should know about polyps

Todd Crocenzi, M.D., answers frequently asked questions about polyps. Dr. Crocenzi is a medical oncologist and director of the Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program at Providence Cancer Center.

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.

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.”

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Preparing for Colon or Rectal Surgery

Plan now for a successful surgery. This booklet is supplemental to your surgeon’s instructions and is intended to help you successfully recover from your upcoming colorectal surgery. Preparing for surgery can be a stressful time. We hope the information outlined here will answer some of your questions and ease your stress.

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society’s home page with links to all types of cancer, symptoms, treatment options, statistics trials and ways to contribute.