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Colon Cancer Awareness and Assessment

One of America’s deadliest cancers, colorectal cancer, claims 50,000 lives annually in the United States. In addition, approximately 140,000 people receive a cancer diagnosis each year.

Factors, however, can increase your chances of developing colorectal cancer. Risk factors include:

  • Having a personal or family history of precancerous colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Being age 50 or older, age 45 or older if African American
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Having ulcerative colitis or Crohn's colitis (IBD)

However, screening early and regularly – whether you’re more at risk or not – enables doctors to find colorectal cancer in its beginning stages and initiate appropriate treatment for a better outcome.

Call 605-322-7797 to schedule your colonoscopy today.

Colorectal Health Risk Assessment

Avera is providing a free, online colon health risk assessment. By bringing this confidential tool right to your home, we may be able to help you fight colon cancer the best way – by detecting it at its earliest stage when greater treatment options exist and full recovery is possible.

When you take the assessment, your results will answer these key questions:

  • What is my risk of colorectal cancer?
  • What are the factors that most influence my risk?
  • What steps can I take now to reduce my risk?

Take the colorectal cancer health risk assessment

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