A study unveiled that rectal cancer and colon cancer mostly attack people who are in between the age of 35-49. This proportion will probably double till 2030.
A group of oncologists from M.D Anderson Cancer Center surgical carried out the study. They informed that almost every fourth patient of rental cancer is a young adult. Same is the case with colon cancer; every ninth patient who suffers from colon cancer is between the ages of 20-34. In short, these cancer diseases are diagnosed more in people under 50 as compared to the other age groups.
Colorectal cancer is considered as the third most deadly cancer of the United States. Earlier, a study showed that the disease takes the life of almost 50,000 patients every year.
Dr. George Chang, the lead author of this study stated that it is time to take some serious actions in order to prevent the wide spread of this disease. If this study is ignored then the ratio of colorectal cancer will definitely increase specially in young people.
Moreover, the research demonstrates that the overall rate of rectal cancer and colon cancer descended to a great extent. Unfortunately, these days the deadly cancer disease merely attacks young people.
The experts of this study accumulated the data of approximately 400,000 patients who suffered from colorectal patients in between the time period of 1975 and 2010. The report revealed that the rate will double in the next 16 years.
The report is printed in the Wednesday’s edition of JAMA surgery.