Colon cancers may be increasing among young adults

November 6, 2014 3:23 AM

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New diagnoses of colon and rectal cancers are on the rise among young adults while the numbers are falling among people who are older, according to a new study.

If the trends continue, by 2030 the number of colon and rectal cancer cases will roughly double among people between the ages of 20 and 34 years old and grow by 28 per cent to 46 per cent for people ages 35 to 49 years, researchers found.

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