colon cancer, african american

LLP016: How bad is colon cancer in the african american community?

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and African Americans are hit even harder than the average. On this episode listen to some of the staggering numbers & effects of  colon cancer that can almost be prevented with routine screening. I can tell you that I have always been a strong advocate for my patients but in particular my African American patients to get all their routine screenings. As a practicing Internist, the colonoscopy is one of the most difficult test to get your patients to warm up to but if are firm in your stance of it's importance many (not all) will come around to your point of view.



In this episode you will learn:

  • Why the focus on African Americans
  • How have they fared since 1999
  • One of the biggest reasons for the disparity
  • What can physicians do to help
  • Why this is a public health crisis


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