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    Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

    At issue are colon cancer rates among men and women between the ages of 20 and 49, a group that generally isn't covered by public health guidelines."


    Dr. Andrew Chan, an associate professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School says, "Because the actual risk among young people is still quite low, I don't think by any means that these findings suggest that we need to change what we do in clinical practice."



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