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Study: Rise of Young-Onset Colon Cancer Expected to Continue

Although colon cancer incidence rates are decreasing in the above-50 age group due to screening and early detection, a new study shows that the number of cases in patients under 50 are on the rise, and will continue to increase.

The study, published in JAMA Surgery last week, centers on a comprehensive analysis of U.S. National Cancer Institute data from 1975 through 2010. Researchers found that the overall colon cancer rate for Americans fell by about 1 percent each year during that time.

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Colon Cancer Screening eBook: Everything You Need To Know In One Place

In March, we started Be Seen, Get Screened with the goal of getting as many people screened for colon cancer as possible.

To accomplish our goal, we're counting on two things: creating easy-to-understand educational content and developing relationships with trusted partners in healthcare and advocacy to help us spread the word about colon cancer.

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