Dr. Ken Ellis on the Growing Number of Younger Patients Being Diagnosed with Colon Cancer
Historically, colon cancer has been primarily diagnosed in people 50+. However, in the past 5 to 7 years there has been a 4-fold increase in the number of people in their twenties, thirties and forties being diagnosed with colon cancer. We aren't exactly sure why this is, but there is strong evidence suggesting a complex relationship between colon cancer and obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet. So it is possible that you could reduce your cancer risk by staying active and fit and eating a proper diet.