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  • Colon cancer on the rise in young adults
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  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Although 90 percent of the cases of the disease occur in people over the age of 50, studies show colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger patients. Emily learned she had colon cancer at age 31. Here, she talks about her diagnosis, and Dana-Farber's Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, explains the importance of discussing symptoms with your doctor. For more on colon cancer screening and treatment, visit

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention