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Colorectal Cancer Found In Younger And Younger Adults

For decades, incidents of colorectal cancer were mostly found in people over the age of 55, and obesity was often a factor. The latest statistics from the American Cancer Society, though, show that rates for adults under 55 have steadily been rising over the past 20 years or so.

Just last year, the ACS lowered the recommended age for routine colorectal cancer screening down to 45 years old.

To find out more, The Show spoke with Dr. Thomas Weber, director of surgical oncology services for the Northwest Region of Northwell Health in New York.

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