More Rectal Cancer in Young People

Rectal cancer rates are increasing in people under 40, although rates of colon cancer have remained stable in younger people. It isn’t clear why, but rectal cancer rates in this young group of men and women began increasing in 1984, rising about 3.8 percent a…

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Young Patients Do Worse After Surgery for Liver Mets

Patients under 40 appear to have more aggressive liver tumors from colorectal cancer and poorer long-term outcomes. After surgery to remove the cancer that had spread to their liver, patients who were 40 or younger had poorer overall survival and shorter time until cancer returned….

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Incidence of Rectal Cancer Increasing in Patients under Forty

Update from the 2009 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium Incidence of rectal cancer in younger patients is increasing, although there is no similar pattern with colon cancer or in older rectal cancer patients.  The reason for the trend is unclear. First observed in a single cancer center,…

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