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Colon Cancer Cases Increasing in Younger Patients

Image:  Lukasz Pawel Szczepanski/Shutterstock.com
Image: Lukasz Pawel Szczepanski/Shutterstock.com

Colon cancer often gets tagged as an "older person's" disease.  But there is an uptick in the occurence of colon cancer in young people, according to a new American Cancer Society study, and often the disease is more advanced than it is when older patients are diagnosed.

Dr. Alok Khorana, MD, Medical Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic  
Deanna Pisano, Diagnosed with Colon Cancer at age 25  
Rebecca Siegel, Epidemiologist, Lead Study Author, American Cancer Society