Colon Cancer: Why African Americans Keep Dying From A Preventable Disease
What makes a colon cancer death especially tragic and heartbreaking is that colon cancer is largely preventable with regular screening.
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.
A Silent Killer