BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer and cancer death in the United States.
“The proportion of men and women are about the same, about 4 percent or one out of 25 people in the U.S.,” Dr. David Mattson director of gastrointestinal program in radio medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center said. “However, among the African American community there’s about a 20% higher incident of colorectal cancer.”
According to national guidelines, everyone should begin colon screenings by the age of 50, but Mattson said those with increase risk should go earlier.
“Colorectal cancer screenings save lives,” he said. More information