First we wanted to show that yes, you can get colon cancer as a young adult. Too often, young people ignore the warning signs of colon cancer because they don't think they'll be affected until much later in life. By the time they do get diagnosed, oftentimes it's too late.
Secondly, we're aiming to show just how important it is to start getting screened regularly starting at age 50. While young people can and do get colon cancer, many, many more people who are 50+ do so.
This data comes from American Cancer Society's 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures report.
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