Physicians push black men to get CRC screenings

South Florida physicians are stepping up efforts to convince black, male patients to get colorectal cancer screenings because African-Americans have a higher mortality rate from the disease, often because the disease isn’t caught soon enough. “If you get diagnosed at an advanced stage, it is less likely to be curable,” said gastroenterologist Dr. Daniel Sussman of the University of Miami. The Miami Herald (free registration) (8/7)

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