Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Younger White Adults And Falling Among Blacks

Authors of a research letter published Tuesday in JAMA found that rates of colorectal cancer among adults under age 55 and the number of deaths among that age group are rising. They also discovered some surprising demographic trends. The number of whites being diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their mortality rates are rising, even as blacks are seeing a decline in both categories. Despite those declines, however, blacks still have higher rates of death from the disease, the study found.

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