Younger People Getting Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is becoming more and more common and is happening among younger adults.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Rates of the cancer has risen dramatically in the patient population under 50 years old and studies have shown that by 2030, colorectal cancer will be the most common cause of death in patients both men and women under the age of 50.

Doctors stress it is vitally important that people start screening early, meaning stage one or stage 2 and there is an over 90 percent chance that you will be alive in five years,

Early signs to look for include rectal bleeding, new-onset abdominal pain, unintentional weight loss. All of these would indicate the patient should seek medical advice.

Oncologists recommend testing for Colorectal cancer begin at 45-years-old.