Medical practice offers free colonoscopies

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Advanced Gastroenterology is once again hosting its “Free Colonoscopy Day” for people in need.

The practice is offering free colonoscopies as part of Colon Cancer Awareness month in March. Colon cancer can be prevented by having a colonoscopy and removing polyps before they become cancerous.

Advanced Gastroenterology is offering colonoscopies free of charge for patients who qualify. Those who are at least 50 years old and need financial assistance for a colonoscopy can contact the clinic for information on how to apply. The Salmon Creek office is at 2415 N.E. 134th St., Suite 205. The phone number is 360-576-5060.

Applications are due Feb. 15.