Colon Cancer Screening
Getting screened can help prevent colorectal cancer or identify it at its earliest, most curable stages. In fact, 90 percent of colon cancer cases are treatable when detected early.
If you are 50 or older, you need to be screened once every ten years. But if you have any of the following risk factors, you may need to be screened more frequently.
- Family history of colorectal cancer
- Physically inactive
- Heavy alcohol use
Speak with your doctor to find out what's right for you.
Where you get your colonoscopy matters. The Sanford team has a proven track record for finding more pre-cancerous polyps than national averages. Sanford's gastroenterology and GI surgery program ranked thirty-second nationally by U.S. News & World Report for the GI adult specialty service line. Read more.
Statistics based on data provided by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).