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Colonoscopy? Really?

Yes, really.

It's a lot easier than you think. And more important than you may realize. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality, and this simple test can catch it at the early stage, when 93% are cured. Outta sight, right? It's fast and virtually painless. So if you're over 50 or have a family history of colon cancer, book a screening today. Then you can keep on feelin'n groovy.

Meet the specialists

Meet the specialists

Drs. Benson and Hersh discuss the power of prevention.


Starting with the best diagnosis

Don't ignore gastrointestinal problems. Learn more >

You're in good hands

At NCH's GI Center you'll find nationally recognized specialists, advanced treatments, and superior care—all in a state-of-the-art environment.

Colon cancer is preventable

It strikes more than 140,000 Americans and kills about 50,000 every year. But early detection can make all the difference. A healthy diet and active lifestyle can also reduce your risk.

Screening can happen at any age

If you're over 50, it's definitely time. But if you have a family history of colon cancer you might need to get tested earlier.

* If you have cardiac or pulmonary health issues, or if you're due for your annual physical, please talk to your regular doctor before scheduling your colonoscopy
* Looking for a physician referral? Call NCH HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968) or use our online directory.

The Experts

Nationally recognized experts at NCH

Delivering advanced care of the colon, pancreas, and other digestive disorders.

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Last Updated 2013/02/01