Health worker encourages Latinos to get colonoscopy

01/28/2013 | NBC Latino

San Antonio community health worker Armida Flores knows Latinos often do not get needed cancer screenings, so to answer her own health worries she had a colonoscopy, during which her physician removed two polyps. She says she encourages Latinos not to risk their health out of fear because a colonoscopy could be lifesaving. Research has found just 28% of U.S. Latinos have been screened for colorectal cancer, compared with 36% of blacks and 44% of whites.

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