Colon cancer could surge among young

November 6, 2014 1:26 PM

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Colon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers said Wednesday.

The rise in incidence in the younger population — blamed on lifestyle choices — goes against a long-running decline in colon cancer among people over 50.

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