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Study: 1 in 7 Colon Cancer Patients Under Age 50

A new study shows that colon cancer is more prevalent among people under the age of 50 than previously thought. The study was published Monday in the journal Cancer, and found that one out of every seven patients with colon cancer is under 50. The younger patients also tended to have more advanced cancer than their older counterparts. For the study, the researchers looked at 260,000 patients who were diagnosed with colon cancer between 1998 and 2011. The study found that 15 percent of...

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