Colon Cancer's New Face: Getting Younger

November 5, 2014 10:07 PM

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Colon cancer, a disease usually associated with middle age and the elderly, is showing up in younger Americans, new research shows.

It’s not an alarming number yet, and doesn’t mean that people under 50 need to start getting colonoscopies, doctors stressed. But the trend is troubling, and doctors may need to think colon cancer when younger people show up with symptoms.

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