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Colorectal Cancer Screening - Sioux Falls

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
  • Obese
  • Smoker
  • Heavy alcohol use

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Where you get your colonoscopy matters. An adenoma (polyp) detection rate is a national benchmark on quality for a colonoscopy. This rate shows the proportion of individuals undergoing a colonoscopy who have one or more polyps detected. The Sanford team has quality scores far exceeding national averages.

Sanford Health is the only team in the region who is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in GI procedures. Gain an advantage against colorectal cancer with our experts.