ICYMI: March 3, 2017

Published on March 3, 2017

Updated on December 16, 2019

ICYMI: March 3, 2017

Feature Story

Colorectal cancer rates rising sharply among Gen X and millennials

TUESDAY, February 28, 2017 (The Washington Post) — Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged Americans, at the same time that they continue to decline for adults 55 and older, according to a startling new study that is sparking questions about whether screening should start earlier.

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that between the mid-1980s and 2013, colon cancer rates increased about 1 to 2 percent per year for people in their 20s and 30s. Rates for middle-aged adults also rose, but at a slower pace.

You might have also missed…

Bad Diet in Teen Years Could Raise Later Breast Cancer Risk
Mar 1, NBC News

Obesity strongly linked to 11 types of cancer
Mar 2, Fox News

The Pap smear: groundbreaking, lifesaving — and obsolete?
Mar 1, STAT

Childhood cancer survivors benefit from reduced radiation treatment
Feb 28, The Washington Post

Sign up to get the latest about cancer prevention and early detection directly in your inbox.