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Colorectal Cancer Updates 2015

Breast cancer patients at increased risk of colorectal cancer

Friday, February 19, 2016

Women previously diagnosed with breast cancer had a 60% increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to analysis of Swedish cancer registries, and breast cancer therapy had no effect on risk.

Women previously diagnosed with breast cancer had a higher risk of colorectal adenocarcinoma, compared with the general population (standardized incidence ratio, 1.59; 95% confidence interval, 1.53-1.65). Higher risk was observed for adenocarcinoma of the proximal colon, compared with the distal colon (SIR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.61-1.82 vs. SIR, 1.46; 95% CI, 1.34-1.58).

Study suggests lowering the age for first colonoscopy to 40

Monday, January 25, 2016

Doctors should be screening for colon cancer far earlier than they do now, according to a new study.

In fact, patients who develop colorectal cancer younger than 50 often are diagnosed late in the game because doctors did not think to test them for a cancer usually found in older people, researchers said Monday in published the journal "Cancer."

Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50

Monday, January 25, 2016

One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now diagnosed in patients younger than age 50, which is when people are advised to begin routine screenings for these tumors, a new study finds.

By 2030, nearly one in four rectal tumors and more than one in 10 colon cancers will be diagnosed in people under 50, researchers estimate in the journal Cancer.

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