The incidences of colon cancer in people younger than 50 is sharply increasing in recent years. The reason is unknown but lifestyle and diet most likely have a large part to play. Younger people are also being diagnosed with more aggressive forms of colon cancer. Since screening is not usually done in this age group, the cancer has often progressed to other parts of the patient’s body. Doctors need to play on the side of caution, take a younger patient’s complaints seriously, and screen for colon cancer.
Modern Medicine – Oct/Nov 2018