Why Are More Young Americans Getting Colon Cancer? – NPR

Read article – Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how what looks like additional cancers in people under 50 may simply be cases that are being diagnosed earlier than they would have been. Welch also notes that maybe the apparent rise in colon cancer among young people is real, but it won’t affect them as they age. “The biology of the disease may be different between the young and the old,” says Welch.

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