Everyone 45 years and older at average risk for colon cancer needs to get screened. Even if you don’t have a family history or symptoms. Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly occurring cancer in both men and women—of all races. Some racial groups are more at risk than others.
Statistically, Black Americans are more likely to develop colon cancer than any other racial group, and more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage colon cancer. Hispanic Americans have the second-highest death rate due to colon cancer, following Black Americans.