Colon Cancer Screening

Colonoscopy: When should you get screened?

If you…

  • Are experiencing symptoms.
  • Have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.
  • Are 45 years old.
  • Are African American over 40.
  • Have a genetic link to colorectal cancer such as Lynch Syndrome, FAP etc.
  • Have ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease.

60% of colon cancer deaths could be avoided if everyone aged 45 and older were screened regularly.

Contact Buena Vista General Surgery at 712.213.4750.

General Surgery Doctors Armstrong and DierkingJason Dierking, MD, FACS and John Armstrong, MD