March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the perfect opportunity to talk to your medical provider about any concerns or schedule a colonoscopy.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Combined, it’s estimated there will be more than 150,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer reported in the U.S. in 2022 alone. Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. That’s why getting screened is so important.
Our surgical team at SMC performs colonoscopies, which are the most effective screening method for colorectal cancer. If you’re 45 to 75 years old, schedule your colonoscopy today. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, talk to your medical provider about screening. Because colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
Learn more about our surgical team and the services they provide at https://www.smcnd.org/surgical-services.
Sakakawea Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive for 2021-2022 has begun! The purpose of this fund drive is to secure the finances needed for SMC to continue to meet current and future healthcare needs in our area. This is an opportunity for you as an individual to make an impact on the health and well-being of your community.
People living with Parkinson Disease or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble getting around, getting dressed, and with other daily activities. A new therapy offered at SMC can help patients with PD use their body more normally and slow symptom progression. Lisa Fletcher, PT, DPT, recently went through LSVT BIG training to become an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician.
Sakakawea Medical Center has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.