Why this is important: Individuals should be screened for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50 years of age. Screening tests, such as a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before turning cancerous. They can also detect cancer early when treatment is more effective.

Definition: Percent of adults 50 years of age or older who have ever had a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 3 (2020-2022). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.



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