Featured Clinics

This display highlights the top 10 clinics whose patients between the ages of 50 and 75 were current on their colorectal cancer screening tests.

The statewide rate is 71% for all reporting clinics.

This means that for every 100 adults between the ages of 50 and 75 who saw a doctor, 71 were current on their colorectal cancer screening tests. 

How the clinics compare

Routine screening starting at age 50 can prevent many cases of colon cancer, or find it at an early stage.

The featured clinics had rates between 92% and 84% - well above the statewide rate of 71% but still showing room to improve.

The MN HealthScores' Featured Clinics list is based on clinic performance for colorectal cancer screening in adults between the ages of 50 and 75.

View all reporting clinics  

Data source and dates

This report is based on information about patients who visited their health care provider between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

 

Standards of Care

Standards of care are treatment guidelines that are generally accepted by health care providers as valid and supported by sound scientific evidence.

screening for colorectal cancer

Routine screening starting at age 50 can prevent many cases of colon cancer, or find it at an early stage.

recommended Care

There are two main categories of screening tests:

  • Tests that can find cancer
  • Tests that can find colorectal polyps and cancer.

These tests can be used before someone has symptoms, when someone has symptoms, or if someone has other problems with their digestive system.

 

Support

We encourage you to talk with your provider about your risk factors for colorectal cancer and what screening tests may be right for you. Explore the Better Care resources on MNHealthScores about how to partner with your doctor for better health.

 

 

 

Risk calculator

Colorectal Cancer Risk Calculator

NCI Colorectal Cancer Risk Calculator  

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has developed an online tool to help you and your health care provider estimate your risk for colon and rectal cancer.

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Shared Decision Making in the Community

 

 

 

top resources

American Cancer Society  

General information on colon cancer

National Cancer Institute  

Details on colorecal screening tests and what to expect

 

Minnesota Cancer Alliance  

Resources and information on cancer advocacy in Minnesota