CBS News Reports “More Americans Are Getting Colon Cancer”

The nation’s cancer prevalence is showing concerning patterns, according to the most recent study from the American Cancer Society. More and more young people are receiving cancer diagnoses, including cervical, breast, and colon cancer. The rise in colorectal cancer diagnoses, which is currently the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women under 50 and the top cause of cancer deaths in men, is especially concerning.

Medical experts caution that although there has been a general decline in cancer-related deaths, the trend may be reversed due to an increase in the diagnosis of some dangerous cancer forms. Certain cancers are on the rise, including colorectal, uterine, renal, gastric, and pancreatic; they are impacted by lifestyle factors like obesity, tobacco use, and food.

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More colon cancer diagnoses at a younger age