Latinos less likely to be screened for colon cancer, survey shows

09/16/2011 | Reuters

A 2005 telephone survey found Latinos were less likely to be screened for colon cancer compared with whites in California, and the disparity was even greater among people with a family history of the disease. Although researchers didn't know why Latinos failed to get screened, they proposed possible reasons such as trouble communicating with doctors and anxiety. However, the survey did not find a disparity in rates of breast cancer screening.

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