1 In 7 people diagnosed with colon cancer are under 50
People under the age of 50 aren’t usually screened for colon cancer — but they’re still at risk of the disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Cancer, finds that 1 in 7 patients with colon cancer is under the age of 50, and younger patients tend to be in more advanced stages of the disease. Current cancer screening guidelines list 50 as the age people should begin getting regular colon screenings.
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