Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults


March 13, 2017

From NEJM Journal Watch (March 1, 2017): "After decades of declining colorectal cancer rates, the disease appears to be increasing in younger adults, suggests a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute...Young adults' colorectal cancer risk is now similar to that of adults born around 1890....The authors say that high obesity rates may play a role in this generation." Read more.

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*Source: NEJM Journal Watch

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