Reporter: Shannon Samson
New Media Producer: Kerry Corum
Colon cancer is more than 90-percent preventable with regular screenings, but getting patients to undergo a colonoscopy isn't easy. One part of the test just got simpler.
Frank Carr didn't embrace the idea of getting a colonoscopy. "I just didn't like the idea of being 'invaded.'" But family members talked him into it, and not a moment too soon.
An idea that may not have been pleasant, but probably saved their lives. Studies show combining an aspirin a day and a thousand milligrams of calcium is a good defense against colon cancer.