Colon Cancer Screening: Getting Your Men To Get The Screening
May 31, 2016•13 min
By age 50, people are at average risk and should be screened for colorectal cancer. Every year, more than 130,000 people learn they have colorectal cancer, and many of them are men, yet men seem more hesitant to get the screening than women.Some people who get colorectal cancer have no known risk for it. Screening allows doctors to identify and remove abnormalities that can lead to cancer. It also allows us to identify cancer in its early stages when it has the best possibility of responding to treatment.Raymond P. Kenny, MD, gastroenterologist at Summit Medical Group, is here to discuss the importance of getting a colon and rectal cancer screening for men, and how their loved ones can encourage them to get this very important screening.