STUDY: Cases of Colon Cancer Up In Younger People
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A new study that looked at a database of 400,000 U.S. patients with colon or rectal cancer found that incidences are increasing in people under 50.
The study, published in JAMA Surgery, determined that cases of colon or rectal cancer have decreased 1 percent a year since the 1980s, yet rose 1.8 percent a year among people between the ages of 20 and 34 whose cancer had spread. By the year 2030, the researchers believe 1 in 10 colon cancers and 1 in 4 rectal cancers will be in people under the age of 50.