Rate of colorectal cancer in young adults in the U.S. is rising, study shows

November 6, 2014 1:11 PM

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The incidence of colorectal cancer in people under 50 - the age at which screening is recommended - has gone up and will continue to rise, according to findings in a study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery.

Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston analyzed data from the SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results) database to look at population trends in colorectal cancer in the United States. They looked at data from more than 393,000 patients diagnosed with colo...

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