Some groups of people more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer than others. The reasons are varied, but ethnicity, race, and social status all play a part.
In general, minority populations are at greater risk of dying from colorectal cancer because they receive preventive care less often. This includes racial minorities such as Native Americans, Hispanics, Vietnamese, and African Americans, as well as social minorities such as gays and lesbians. Colon cancer screening is a crucial step in preventing this disease.
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