Colonoscopy: Real Questions, Real Answers from Altru’s Gastroenterology Providers

Colonscopy QuestionsFriend: What’d you get for your 50th birthday?

You: I got a colonoscopy!

Probably not the answer your friend was looking for.

While a colonoscopy isn’t as exciting as a new gadget or as fancy as a new piece …

Honoring Jim, My Stepdad and Best Friend, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

I began a new career as a registered nurse at Altru Health System in October 2008. I started at Altru’s Endoscopy Center. Within two weeks, I had personal family knowledge of the importance of screening colonoscopy for people when …

Apple a Day. Colonoscopy a Decade.

An apple a day. A colonoscopy a decade. How’s that for sound advice?  With no other risk factors, you only need one colonoscopy a decade after age 50. Since colon cancer generally has no symptoms and often gives little warning, …