Gastroenterology

Colon cancer relapse, death more common among children, young adults



Individuals aged 25 years and younger with colon cancer appeared to be at higher risk for relapse and death than their older adults, according to data published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
“During my pediatric surgical oncology fellowship at [The University of Texas] MD Anderson Cancer Center, it was anecdotally noticed that young patients presenting with colorectal cancer did not do well. It had been well-documented that young patients often present late because colorectal cancer is not considered in the young,” Gideon Sandler, BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons I), MS,

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