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Colorectal cancer is on the rise among younger adults

On The Rise For decades, colorectal cancer rates have been falling, but a new report finds an uptick in the rates among U.S. adults under 50. Here, an X-ray illustrates where a colon tumor (green) has constricted the large intestine.
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Colorectal cancer is on the rise among younger adults

Unhealthy lifestyle linked to increase in tumor incidence, death rates

By Tina Hesman Saey

In recent years, rates of colorectal cancer cases and deaths in the United States rose among young and middle-aged adults, an American Cancer Society study of colorectal cancer trends between 2000 and 2014 finds. That increase came even as rates of colon and rectal tumors and deaths dropped in people 50 and older, researchers report online March 1 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Overall, colorectal cancer and death rates are declining. This drop is attributed to decreases in smoking and red meat consumption, an increase in aspirin usage — which can calm inflammation that spurs tumor growth — and improvements in screening and treatment. Increased prevalence of obesity, unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles contributed to the rise in colorectal cancer cases and deaths among adults younger than 50, the researchers suspect.

R.L. Siegel ET AL/CA: A Cancer JournalL For Clinicians 2017

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Cancer climb

Few people who are under 50 get colorectal cancer, but the incidence rate in this group has risen since 2000 from 5.9 new cases diagnosed in every 100,000 people to 7.2 per 100,000 in 2013.

source: Science News

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