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  Sanford Downtown Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford North Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford Children's Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
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Sanford Colon/Rectal Screenings

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Why should I get screened?

In North Dakota, there are more than 400 men and women diagnosed with the disease each year. Colorectal cancer is highly preventable when detected early. If you're over the age of 50, it’s important to get screened. If your family history includes colorectal cancer in relatives younger than 50, you may need the screening even earlier.

We're here to help

The Bismarck region of Sanford Health is ahead of the country in the success of colorectal cancer care, with an overall patient survival rate that is 5 percent higher than the national average.

Health care physicians and advanced practice providers may suggest one or more tests for colorectal cancer screening, including a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, or double contrast barium enema (DCBE).

A colonoscopy allows the physician to look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end of the small intestine. The procedure allows physicians to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum.

Colorectal cancer at a glance

  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer incidence and third leading cause of death in North Dakota.
  • Colorectal cancer often has no symptoms at all until it's at an advanced stage.
  • Both men and women can get colorectal cancer.
  • Colorectal cancer is most often found in people 50 and older.
  • Risk increases with age.
  • Risk increases with family history.
  • Risk increases if you have inflammatory bowel disease.
  • You can reduce your risk through regular screening.

Don't be a 'next year' person

If you're over the age of 50, or have a family history of cancer, talk with your primary care physician or advanced practice provider about when to begin screening for colorectal cancer, what tests to have, the benefits and risks (potential harms) of each test and how often to schedule appointments.


Click here to access the Sanford Health Library more information on colonoscopies.
Learn more about what to expect from a colonoscopy by watching this educational video.

Sanford primary care and advanced practice providers

Sanford Internal Medicine
Sanford Seventh & Thayer Clinic
Sanford North Clinic
Sanford South Clinic

Sanford East Mandan Clinic
Sanford North Mandan Clinic

Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic


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