Colon Cancer’s Up Among Gen Xers And Millennials, But Scientists Say Reasons Are Elusive

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Colon Cancer’s Up Among Gen Xers And Millennials, But Scientists Say Reasons Are Elusive

Colon cancer is becoming more frequent in people under 50.

One of the great treats of following an Agatha Christie mystery (my favorite being Hercule Poirot) is that you know there will be an “Aha!” moment at the end. The fastidious, mustachioed detective will pull together all the disparate facts and present a compelling answer.

I’m frequently reminded that science doesn’t work that way. The latest case in point is an article published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that sets out to explore a trend in colorectal cancer among younger Americans.

More than a decade ago, scientists noticed an odd quirk in the data: While overall rates of colorectal cancer have been falling dramatically since the mid-1980s, there’s been a steady uptick of this disease among people younger than 50.

Read full article: Colon Cancer’s Up Among Gen Xers And Millennials, But Scientists Say Reasons Are Elusive : Shots – Health News : NPR

Read Full Article: Colon Cancer’s Up Among Gen Xers And Millennials, But Scientists Say Reasons Are Elusive : Shots – Health News : NPR

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