Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease,
Board Certified Gastroenterologists
Anchorage & Eagle River, Alaska
We dedicate our service to caring for patients with digestive and liver problems and for colon cancer prevention. The physicians and staff are committed to providing high quality, cost-effective medical care that is appropriate to the needs of our patients. We provide this care with compassion and consideration for the comfort and concerns for those we serve.
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancers start in the lining of the large bowel. Most colon and rectal cancers begin as a small growth on the bowel wall: a colorectal polyp or adenoma. These growths are usually benign, but some develop into cancer over time. Most colon and rectal cancers can be prevented if polyps are found and removed. Colonoscopy is the best test to find and remove colon and rectal polyps before they turn into cancer.