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What to know about colorectal cancer, including screening, prevention and treatment

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Colon cancer

Colorectal cancer had been on the decline since the early 2000s, but diagnoses among people younger than 55 have increased sharply in recent years. A 2021 Journal of the American Medical Association article found that colorectal cancer will be the leading cause of cancer death in the 20-49 age group by 2040. We’ll learn about causes, symptoms, treatment for colon cancer—as well as prevention and screening.

Panelists:
Dr. James Morse, gastroenterologist and internist, Portland Gastroenterology Center
Dr. Devon Evans, hematologist, oncologist; New England Cancer Specialists

VIP Callers:
Jamie Cotnoir, associate director, Division of Disease Prevention, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention

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