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Incidence of Colon Cancer Rates Are up in Younger, White People

August 10, 2017View for printing

More Americans are dying from colon cancer at younger ages, and researchers are not sure why.

New statistics from the American Cancer Society show death rates from colon cancer have been increasing steadily among people under 54 since 2004.

"This increase in incidence is real. And it's scary, because we don't know what's causing it," said Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society, who led the study team.

"The increase was confined to white individuals, among whom mortality rates increased by 1.4 percent annually," the team wrote.

by Maggie Fox

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