Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screenings in Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer & Mat-Su Valley, AK

Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease, located in Anchorage, provides high quality and compassionate medical care, including colon cancer screening.  Dr. Ronald J. Boisen, M.D. and Dr. Daryl M. McClendon, M.D. are both boards certified adult gastroenterologists and Fellows of the American College of Gastroenterology.  According to a study by the U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group, in Alaska in 2007, the colorectal cancer death rate was 18.7 to 21.1 per 100,000 people.  Scheduling an appointment for colon cancer screening by colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy could save your life.

Why Colon Cancer Screening Is Important

According to the Center for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the number 2 cause of cancer death in the U.S.  Screening rates are still low, but as more people receive screening, more cases of colorectal cancer will be detected and treated before it is too late.  The CDC recommends screening for all adults ages 50 - 75. Most of the time colorectal cancer begins as a small growth known as a polyp on the wall of the colon.  Colon polyps are usually not cancerous at first, but they may develop into cancer with time.  Although colon cancer is very prevalent, the good news is that it can be prevented or treated.  Colon cancer screening and early detection is the key.  If precancerous colon polyps are discovered during a colonoscopy, they can be removed before cancer develops.

Scheduling a Colorectal Cancer Screening

If you would like more information on screening procedures you can visit our Resources page or contact us at (907) 569-1333.  If you are in the Anchorage area, Eagle River, Palmer, or Wasilla, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Request an Appointment

Interested in Colon Cancer Screening from Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease?
If you're in the Mat-Su Valley area, call our Anchorage, AK office at (907) 569-1333  today!


  • "Doctor McClendon was really helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I'm really impressed with this clinic. Thank you. Front desk staff was really helpful and respectful as well."
    ErinB V
  • "Dr. Molloy's staff has always gone above and beyond to help expedite my care and referrals. Keep up the great work!"
    Dan R
  • "From my first phone call to his office and subsequent video conferencing with Dr. McClendon did I realize that I had got the right Doctor. My interaction with his staff and him were amazing. For a person that is anxious and reluctant to go to doctors, they made me feel at ease."
    Tim F