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Oral 25 Changing Demographics in Colorectal Cancer: A Nationwide Study
Author Insight from Will Aurand, DO, Wright State University
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
Our findings demonstrate a decreasing trend in the age of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer over the years 2001-2015. We also found that over that time there was an increasing number of people with colorectal cancer that were 40 to 50 years old. This is significant because 50 years old is the general recommended age to start screening for colorectal cancer. Finally, the 40 to 50-year old’s had a higher amount of males, African Americans, and people who lived in the Southern region.
What do patients need to know?
To ask their doctor about colon cancer screening and what the recommendations are for their individual situation. The screening can change depending on their family history, other medical history, and their age.
Will Aurand, DO, Wright State University
william.aurand [at] wright [dot] edu
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