More young people today are dying of colon cancer. Researchers reported this year that colon cancer was on the rise and it was met with a bit of skepticism. The skepticism was based on the idea that the spike in figures was not a reflection of the increase of the disease, but of the early detection of it. However, the skepticism was wrong and it turns out that people are dying at higher rates from colon cancer.
- No one knows why more young people are dying of colorectal cancers.
- New ways outside of colonoscopies are needed for screening and detection of these cancers.
- A healthy diet, lean body mass, and limiting alcohol are good ways to reduce risk for colorectal cancers.
“Now a sobering new study has found that younger Americans aren’t just getting cancer diagnoses earlier. They are dying of colorectal cancer at slightly higher rates than in previous decades, and no one really knows why.”
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/well/live/more-young-people-are-dying-of-colon-cancer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss