A 21-year-old male asked:
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how common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

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Dr. Jason Reich
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask?
Answered on Nov 8, 2017
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