Incidence of Colorectal Cancer doubled in younger adults

3 Mar 2023 • According to a recent research from the American Cancer Society, the prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is fast rising among younger people and the cancer is also being identified at more advanced stages in people of all ages. Diagnoses among those under the age of 55 increased between 1995 and 2019, rising from 11% to 20%. The percentage of people of all ages presenting with advanced-stage CRC grew from 52% in the mid-2000s to 60% in 2019. Although the general population is declining, rates are rising among young individuals, and it is disconcerting to see how quickly the patient population as a whole is becoming younger. The colon cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in men worldwide, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The authors note that more than half of all cases and fatalities are linked to modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, eating poorly, drinking excessively, not exercising, and having too much body fat. By suggested screening, surveillance, and high-quality therapy, a significant majority of CRC incidence and mortality can be avoided. The report was published online March 1 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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