African Americans and Colon Cancer

Did you know?

Colon cancer affects more African Americans than any other ethnic group. African Americans also have a higher death rate because they are more likely to be diagnosed in later stages, when it is harder to treat. Only routine screening and early detection can significantly improve your chance of survival. Click here to schedule a colon cancer consultation.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Plenty of us delay being screened for colon cancer because we think we feel fine. But it often develops without any warning signs – and only 1 in 5 colon cancer patients have a family history of the disease. Thankfully, it is 90% preventable when caught early through screening.

Learn about how Capital Digestive Care and the Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to reduce colon cancer among African Americans.


Telehealth Appointments Available

All Capital Digestive Care physicians and advanced practice providers are offering "virtual" visits via telehealth. Call your doctor's office to schedule an appointment. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are limiting in-office appointments and endoscopy procedures to patients requiring urgent care. We encourage all individuals to practice everyday preventive actions and social-distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.