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Does race affect your risk of colorectal cancer?

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African-Americans are more likely than other U.S. racial and ethnic groups to get colorectal cancer. Doctors don’t know why that is.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

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