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New Endoscopy Center Opens in Camp Hill

Posted: May 4th, 2011

For people over age 50, colonoscopy may be a scary word. Even those who know they should get this preventive screening that detects colon and rectal cancer often don't follow through. Many people say the preparation is unpleasant or the procedure makes them nervous. Some fail to be screened because they have no health insurance coverage or simply can't find time for the appointment. And some patients don't know the screening is necessary. "Colonoscopy is currently the most accurate and most complete method for examining the colon," explains Chinh Pham, MD, FACS, with Kunkel Surgical Group, a service of Holy Spirit Health System. "It allows doctors to biopsy and remove polyps. Left in place, polyps can develop into cancer."

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