Ms. Butt Meddler, the singing and dancing gastroenterologist, tells African Americans to Start at 45.
African Americans have a high rate of new colorectal cancers and they are diagnosed earlier in life. And their death rate is higher than the rest of the US population. The American College of Gastroenterology guidelines call for them to be screened beginning when they are 45.
Patricia Raymond MD, AKA Ms. Butt Meddler, sings and dances and recommends that blacks start screening at 45, rather than 50.
Dr. Raymond is a board-certified gastroenterologist who “. . .takes medicine seriously and herself lightly.” She tells people who are afraid of colonoscopy to Laugh Their Fears Away at Colonjoke.net.
And if you haven’t watched and laughed at Ms Butt Meddler’s Looking Up My Back Door, enjoy!