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Colorectal cancer cases have increased in kids over the last 2 decades

A new 22-year analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that there were dramatic increases in colorectal cancers in kids between 1999 and 2020. The researchers found that the rate of colorectal cancers grew 500% in kids ages 10 to 14 during that time, 333% in teens ages 15 to 19 and 185% in young adults ages 20 to 24.


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