Millennials may be at greater risk for colorectal cancer, study finds

A new study shows an increase in colorectal cancer in millennials.

Colorectal screening isn't even recommended for most people until age 50, but according to a new study from the American Cancer Society, colon and rectal cancers are on the rise in 20 and 30-somethings. In adults 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.5 to one per cent per a year from the mid-1990s through 2013.

It's this upward trend that is causing doctors like Dr. Bryan Butler.

In the early 1990s, adults aged 50 to 54 were half as likely to develop colorectal cancer as those between 55 and 59. For people in their forties and fifties, the rates of rectal cancer increased 2.3 percent starting in 1996, the study found.

Hundreds rally to show support for Trump in Raleigh
The ubiquitous Make America Great Again hats were prominent at the pro-Trump rally Saturday March 4, 2017 at the state Capitol. Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump held dueling rallies at the State Capitol today.

The American Cancer Society is reviewing its screening guidelines in light of the new data. They found 490,305 patients over the age of 20 were diagnosed with colorectal cancers from 1974 to 2013.

Ms Siegel added: "Educational campaigns are needed to alert clinicians and the general public about this increase to help reduce delays in diagnosis - which are so prevalent in young people - but also to encourage healthier eating and more active lifestyles to try to reverse this trend". The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancers remains small at approximately 4.4 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute.

He said, "My youngest patient was 28 years old, and came with the assumption that she was bleeding from hemorrhoids and unfortunately the work revealed there was a rectal cancer that was relatively advanced". However, Bilchik says other studies offer clues such as the many links between obesity and different types of cancer.

In addition, understanding how our current diet - often high in saturates fats, sugars and grains - can affect cancer risk may be key in understanding the rise in colorectal cancer rates among younger adults, Berlin said.

Snap Applies Lock-up to IPO Shares
Meanwhile, Snap's chairman Michael Lynton planned to sell nearly 55,000 shares in the offering, bringing in more than $930,000. The blockbuster IPO also signaled a huge payday for the company's co-founders, CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy.

Wednesday kicks off colon cancer awareness month. Researchers said these young people will carry the same risk as they age unless they take action.

One tip-off is "if your bowel habits change and stay consistently changed", Berlin said. So should all millennials start booking colonoscopies and getting stool tests? The risk of a young person developing colorectal cancer remains overall very low.

He said, "If you compare someone who was born in 1990 to somebody who was born in 1950, the risk of colon cancer has doubled and the risk of rectal cancer has quadrupled".

"The most important question is do we need to screen sooner", Berlin said.

British PM May Urges Scottish Nationalists To Drop 'Tunnel Vision' on Independence
And she will slam the SNP's performance on education, blaming failings on their "obsession" with a United Kingdom split. The No vote secured 55 per cent at the 2014 referendum.

Share

Related News

  • Red Bank Charter School approved by state for five-year renewal

    Red Bank Charter School approved by state for five-year renewal

    McClure said charter advocates believed removing the compliance with general education laws was " a housekeeping item". The Clark County School District wants incoming charters to consult with the district before a new school is built.

    Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku face striker showdown in Tottenham vs Everton

    Of course Pochettino did not want to go into too much detail comparing the two but his admiration for both players was clear. They are a type of strikers that demand a lot of focus on them and you have to be ready to fight.
    Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

    Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

    Still the Nintendo we know and love, it has chosen to evolve and serve a consumer beyond the family-with-kids demographic. That also seems to be up and working now, although we couldn't get a game immediately as nobody seemed to be playing.
  • Dollar moves narrowly in Tokyo ahead of Yellen speech

    If the forecast is right, the upgrade may boost confidence that the Fed is considering a rate hike in March. Still, a rate increase this month isn't necessarily a certainty.

    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

    Abercrombie & Fitch Company's dividend payout ratio is now 421.05%. (NYSE: ANF ) in a note sent to investors on 4-Jan-17. Abercrombie's namesake stores same a huge 13% drop in comps, while Hollister brand stores saw a modest increase of 1%.
    Torres Stable In Hospital After Horrific Head Injury

    Torres Stable In Hospital After Horrific Head Injury

    Fears for his safety were raised after players from both sides rushed to help the Spanish global . Immediately after the game, boss Diego Simeone said: "Torres is conscious, he has a head trauma".
  • Windows 10 updates: We're getting closer to squashing download sizes, says Microsoft

    There are also two cameras on the front, since this is mixed reality, positioned in a black band around the center. Gesture tracking, another key pillar of the HoloLens experience, is also missing from the Acer HMD.
    Kansas Supreme Court says state isn't spending enough on ed

    Kansas Supreme Court says state isn't spending enough on ed

    In Wichita, community activist Djuan Wash, the father of a 9-year-old girl, said such problems create "a cycle of poverty". He said he's happy to receive the ruling in time for the legislature to address it in session.

    GM Strikes a Deal to Sell Its Money-Losing Opel Brand

    In his public comments on February 23, CEO Tavares said he saw export potential for the Opel brand under PSA ownership. GM and PSA five years ago announced a 10-year alliance that aimed to save $2 billion annually by 2017.
  • Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

    Rand Paul , gallant knight of our Republic, attempted to gain access to the secret chamber where the bill was being kept. Joe Kennedy and a dozen or so reporters into the room to inspect it themselves to see that it was, in fact, bill-less.
    Students dress up to celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Students dress up to celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Geisel was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and first used the pen name Dr. The 21 students earlier read their books to parents. "I still like them", Thomas said.

    Air strikes said to target al Qaeda in Yemen

    There was no immediate word of casualties in the Sawmaa and Shaqra strikes. Four suspected militants standing outside the house were killed, he said.