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Colon cancer rates on the rise among people under 50

Colon cancer often begins as a polyp, or a growth, inside the colon or rectum.

Colon cancer among people under 50 is on the rise, and tumors are often diagnosed at an advanced stage, according to research presented Tuesday. The findings were based on a U.S. study of more than a million people over the course of 10 years. They were presented during Digestive Disease Week, a medical conference in San Diego, California.

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