Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer. It's unfortunate that some people shy away from getting screened because to them a colonoscopy seems uncomfortable. However, colon cancer is the easiest cancer to diagnose, and is easy to treat.
Colon cancer is becoming more and more common in both men and women. However, when diagnosed early, there is a 90% 5-year cure rate, so it is important to be screened according to your doctor's suggestions.