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What Young Adults Needs To Know About Colorectal Cancer

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This content is sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Colorectal cancer cases are rising in young adults in the United States, however, earlier screenings and lifestyle changes can help stifle the trend.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that from 1988 to 2014, colorectal cancer deaths increased more than 1.6 percent each year in adults aged 30 to 39 and 1.9 percent in adults aged 40 to 49. While the exact reason for the increase in younger adults is not known, Dr. Brian Lim Bello, a colon and rectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said diet and weight may be the biggest contributing factors.

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