Southeast Gastro offering free colon cancer screenings — 3 things to know

Birmingham, Ala.-based Southeast Gastro will provide up to 50 free screening colonoscopies at Trussville, Ala.-based St. Vincent's East Campus to those without insurance, the Trussville Tribune reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. The group will provide the colonoscopies March 3.

2. The group is providing physicians and anesthesia services, but is being supported by several businesses as well as the OSE Surgery Center on St. Vincent’s East Campus. The colonoscopies will all be performed in the surgery center at no cost to the patients.

3. Southeast Gastro President Miles Gresham, MD, said, "We are proud to be a part of the communities we serve. The GivingBack event is a way for us to care for at-risk patients truly in need. When we first came up with the concept, we knew we couldn't do it alone."

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