During his wait, his colon cancer got from bad to worse. By the time he had a colonoscopy, he was at Stage III.
This article, called "Men don't man up when it comes to cancer screening," highlights a study at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida that realized that "41% of the men had never had a cancer screening while only 5% of women had never been screened.
The article continues:
"Researchers believe the participation gap could be related to more cancer awareness programs for women--the entire month of October is dedicated to breast cancer.
Dr. Shivnani said men can and should be more proactive.
"Certainly men in general need to be better at giving a detailed family history to their physicians they can be appropriately counseled for when they need to start these screenings.”---Andrea Uhde Shepherd, Executive Director