Individuals with an increased risk for colorectal cancer are advised to talk to their doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for them, and how often they should get tested. Screenings are the key to cancer prevention and early detection. Those with a strong family history of cancer may also ask their physician if genetic counseling is advisable.
Since the pandemic, doctors say screenings have been down 15% here in Hawaii and across the US. The problem is, by the time a sick person does get to the doctor to be diagnosed, the cancer will be caught at a later stage.