As we continue getting older, we'll obviously continue being in DENIAL about it too . . . even if it KILLS us. Three out of five Americans admitthey're more likely to put off seeing a doctor if the reason for their visit makes them feel OLD.
That means everything from back problems to cholesterol checks. And two-thirds of us would also put off a doctor's visit if it was for something "taboo" or embarrassing like a prostate check.
Around 70% of us have canceled, postponed, or avoided a doctor's appointment in the past year. But it wasn't always our fault. Almost half of those people said the pandemic forced them to do it.