Disparities in Colorectal Cancer

Study Shows Sharp Rise in Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses in Children and Teens
According to a study published in Gastroenterology, cases of colorectal cancer among young people ages 10 to 44 have more than tripled over the last two decades, with the highest increase (over 500%) seen among children ages 10 to 14. Colorectal cancer is largely thought to be a disease that affects older adults, but emerging research shows that this may not be true, given the rising incidence among younger people. For this study, Dr. Islam Mohammed and team investigated the incidence patterns of colorectal cancer in the US. ...
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