A Colon Cancer Test That Doesn’t Require A Tube ‘Down There’? Yes, Please!

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Screening for colorectal (colon) cancer can be a bit, ahem, invasive, but early detection makes this form of cancer the most preventable of all the cancers. Yet, according to a new study, colon cancer is screened for the least.

A study released earlier this month from the CDC found that Americans aren’t getting the recommended screenings for breast, cervical and colon cancers, with only 2 in 5 adults reporting they adhere to colon cancer screening.

This statistic is most alarming for Black Americans, who have the highest incidence rate of colorectal cancer among any other ethnic or racial group in the U.S. Our death rates from colorectal cancer are also the highest, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.