1.Colorectal cancer is rising among younger adults

A disturbing news that recently emerged is that among younger adults, ages 20 to 49, colorectal cancer is estimated to become the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. A report released recently by the American Cancer Society shows that the proportion of colorectal cancer cases among adults younger than 55 increased from 11per cent in 1995 to 20 per cent in 2019.

  The researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Marios Giannakis and Dr. Kimmie Ng are calling for more work to be done to understand, prevent and treat colorectal cancer at younger ages”. There’s probably more than just one cause according, to Dr. Steven Lee-Kong, chief of colorectal surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Some of the factors known to raise anyone’s risk of colorectal cancer are having a family history of the disease, having a certain genetic mutation, drinking too much alcohol,....

Want to keep reading? Subscribe now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

Subscribe Now