Why African Americans Should Not Put off Getting Colonoscopies

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Kevin shares that he put off the colonoscopy, but decided to do it because Dr. Ian Smith asked him too. He admits he felt really good after the procedure and described putting it off as “silly.” African American men, like Chadwick Boseman, have higher rates of getting and dying from colon cancer. Colorectal surgeon Dr. Zuri Murrell who performed Kevin’s procedure shares that it’s the only test that actually prevents cancer.

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