Screening for African-Americans should begin earlier

03/11/2013

Compared with other ethnic groups, African-Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a younger age, and those with colorectal cancer have decreased survival. Colonoscopy is the preferred method of screening for colorectal cancer, and data support the recommendation that African-Americans should begin screening at a younger age because of the higher incidence of colorectal cancer and a greater prevalence of proximal or right-sided polyps and cancer in this population. Learn more.

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