Why are Hispanics Less Likely to Screen for Colon Cancer?
Colon cancer screening rates are significantly lower among Hispanic Americans over 50, and Hispanic Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer in advanced stages.
Our gastroenterologists and staff at Endoscopy Center of Santa Fe are dedicated to providing quality, affordable care to the community in our quest to lower colon cancer rates and treat an array of digestive diseases, including Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Our board-certified GI doctors specialize in performing a myriad of GI procedures, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoid banding and upper endoscopy.
The physicians at Endoscopy Center of Santa Fe not only meet but exceed U.S. benchmarks for quality in colonoscopy. Our adenoma detection rate (ADR), the rate at which our GI doctors identify adenomatous colon polyps, surpasses the national benchmark of 25 percent. See Our Scores.
If you are due for a colonoscopy or in need of a GI procedure, don’t put it off any longer. Give us a call today!
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