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, the trend toward more rectal cancer in patients under forty was confirmed in review of the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. Read the rest of this entry »