Patients Over 50 Give Three Reasons for Avoiding Colorectal Cancer Screenings
A survey of more than 400 people age 50 and older indicated that three main factors deter those patients from pursuing colorectal cancer screenings.
A fear of embarrassment, a fear of getting AIDS and a fear of pain were the primary reasons patients gave for avoiding cancer screenings. Patients who indicated mistrust of medical professionals or fear of developing cancer, however, were more likely to say they would get colorectal cancer screenings.
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