Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer - Trends and Challenges - Curetalks

Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer – Trends and Challenges

Colorectal cancer is a term that includes colon and rectal cancers, both of which originate in the lower portion of the large intestine and into the rectum. Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence in the United States is declining rapidly overall but, curiously, is increasing among young adults. In fact, 11% and 18% of colon and rectal cancer diagnoses, respectively, occur in those under 50.

While research is looking to learn why this increase is occurring, there is still a clear need to raise more awareness around the topic. In particular, educating young adults on the rise in early-age onset colorectal cancer occurrence, is a way to start the conversation.

CureTalks discusses the rising incidence of colorectal cancer occurring in adults younger than age 50, risk factors, symptoms, treatments with Dr. Michael Potter and Dr. Ma Somsouk from UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

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Live Talk on Feb 03, 2022, 02:00 pm EST

     

    Colorectal cancer
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