The majority of Americans would avoid or delay getting a colonoscopy for one reason or another, a survey from Merck Manuals revealed.
The Harris Poll surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. adults on Merck's behalf in October.
Four insights into why Americans would delay a colonoscopy:
- 34 percent didn't have symptoms that concerned them
- 33 percent said the preparation process was unpleasant
- 30 percent said they didn't have a family history of colon cancer
- 30 percent thought they were too young to get screened