NBC News: Colon cancer is killing more younger men and women than ever, new report finds

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While overall cancer deaths are falling in the United States, cases colorectal cancer has been rising over the past two decades. According to the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, this is the first time colon and rectal cancers have become a leading cause of cancer deaths in younger adults. In addition, doctors have been noticing this trend and a tendency for younger people to be diagnosed at later stages when the cancer has become more aggressive. 

 

Currently, there are only hypotheses concerning why cancer, espcially colorectal cancer, has been occuring more in a younger demographic. Those hypotheses include but are not limited to obesity rates, sedentry behavior, and unhealthy diets. 


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