Young-Onset Colon Cancer: A Case Report
Colorectal cancer (CRC) which is diagnosed in patients under the age of 50 years is defined as young-onset CRC. There has been a substantial increase in the incidence and mortality of young-onset CRC in the past four decades and the patients have delayed diagnoses leading to the advanced stages of CRC at the time of diagnosis. Here we present a case of a 34-year-old male patient with colon cancer and a literature review on young-onset colon cancer to highlight the age-related disparities in CRC incidence and try to explore the possible causative factors for the rise in incidence and mortality in young patients due to CRC.
Hashmi, S. S., Shady, A., Atallah-Vinograd, J., Cummings, D., Maranino, A., & Harley, J. (2022). Young-Onset Colon Cancer: A Case Report. Cureus, 14 (9), e29667. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.29667