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Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

Lifestyle Choices Have Greater Influence on Colon and Rectal Cancer Risk

Predictive risk model shows that lifestyle choices have a greater influence on risk for colorectal cancer than does genetic factors.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increased Sharply Among Generation X and Millennials

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increased Sharply Among Generation X and Millennials

Incidence of colon and rectal cancers are increasing sharply in people younger than 50 years, the recommended age for initiating screening.

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

Colorectal Cancer in 2017: Incidence Rates Going Up in Younger Patients, Down in Older Patients

ACS colorectal cancer statistics show an overall decrease in incidence due to increases in screening rates; however, age-related incidence is trending up in younger persons, down in older persons.

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

Short-Course Radiation With Delay to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Rectal Cancer

Outcomes improved with short-course radiation and delay to surgery of 4 to 8 weeks.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher With Poor Metabolic Health vs Increased Weight

Women with poor metabolic health have a greater risk of colorectal cancer than those with increased weight.

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