Why does colon cancer have a higher mortality rate in young patients?

Written by Caitlin Killen, Future Science group

Recently published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a single-institution study has demonstrated that mortality rates for young colon cancer patients persist regardless of genetic predispositions for colon disorders and disease. The study also revealed that metastases in the abdominal cavity, outside the colon, are more likely in young patients. Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX, USA) retrospectively compared the cases of 94 pediatric patients, who were treated between 1991 and 2017, with the outcomes of adult colon cancer patients. It was demonstrated that – with the exception of Stage I disease...

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