By Debbie Rediger I routinely hit the gym and have always had a healthy diet so when I started experiencing slight rectal bleeding, the last thing on my mind was colon cancer. Besides, I was only 53 years old and had no history of cancer in my family. I came to the conclusion, with a […]
Don’t ignore the signs
Chris Dean had his first colonoscopy in February 2020 after finding blood in his stools. As someone with no family history who exercised regularly and ate a healthy diet, the Buffalo Grove father of three initially wrote it off as hemorrhoids or some other benign matter. “I didn’t really have any other symptoms,” Dean said. […]
Getting to Know NCH Medical Group colorectal surgeon Scott Pinchot, M.D.
Not only does Dr. Pinchot work at NCH, his history dates back to May 1978 when he was delivered at NCH just two minutes after his twin brother. Taking a gap year between college and medical school, Dr. Pinchot obtained his EMT license through NCH and supplemented his education by working night shifts as the […]
Gastroenterologist joins NCH Medical Group
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome gastroenterologist, David Jandura, M.D. On August 16, 2021 Dr. Jandura began seeing patients at 880 W. Central Suite 4500, Arlington Heights Busse Center for Specialty Medicine gastroenterology practice. Dr. Jandura earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He […]
No ‘butts’ about it, this test is crucial
A colonoscopy is the most reliable way to prevent and detect colon cancer. Polyps are found in at least 25 percent of men and women over the age of 50 through colonoscopies. As most colon cancer begins as precancerous polyps (called adenomas), detecting and removing these polyps are key to preventing cancer. Learn about one patient’s experience having this procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Happy World Hepatitis Day?
There are more than 100 health awareness holidays―some are recognized on a day, some span over a week and some take a whole month. Health holidays don’t only exist to raise awareness about the hundreds of illnesses and health issues people live with every day, but also to celebrate the doctors and nurses working tirelessly to find a cure and improve our health.