Colon Cancer: Why African Americans Keep Dying From A Preventable Disease

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What makes a colon cancer death especially tragic and heartbreaking is that colon cancer is largely preventable with regular screening.

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African American men have less than a 5-year survival rate for colon cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men, and should therefore be screened for the disease at 40. It’s the only form of cancer that can be both detected AND treated with a single screening test.

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