What’s Behind the Increase in Colorectal Cancer Cases in Young Adults?

The statistics tell us that colorectal is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The numbers also tell us that new cases and deaths from colorectal cancer have fallen dramatically over the past four decades.

While overall cases and deaths have declined, especially among older adults, colorectal cancer diagnoses have increased dramatically among young adults.

Read more about the growing concern over the rise in colorectal cases among young adults and the steps we can take to mitigate their risk from experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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