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Colon Cancer Awareness

New Patients Welcome!

If you're 50 or older, call 507-537-9007, option 3 or toll free 1-877-337-9007 to schedule your colonoscopy today.

Are you at risk?

Did you know colorectal cancer is the third leading type of cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer deaths? If detected early, it's also one of the most preventable. There are some risk factors however that can increase your risk, including:

  • A personal or family history of precancerous colon polyps or colon cancer
  • Age 50 or older, Age 45 or older if African-American
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Colitis (IBD)
  • Be sure to see your doctor if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain or unintentional weight loss. These may all be signs of colorectal cancer.

Avera Medical Group General Surgery

Our surgeons provide consultation and personalized care for a full range of medical conditions, including surgery of the abdomen and gastrointestinal (GI) tract, colonoscopy, cancer surgery (such as breast cancer), biopsies, hernia surgery, endoscopic surgery and trauma surgery. Learn more