1245 – 1335
Kerubo Workman, BScN, RN, BHSc-PA, CCPA
Hypothesis: The incidence of colorectal is increasing in young adults between ages 19-45. Methods: This study was a review of literature on the incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults in the past 10 years. A search was done using the NIH PubMed database. Most relevant paper were reviewed. Results: The final search identified 122 articles from which 11 studies were selected for analysis. There is an increasing incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults. Conclusion: There has been a significant increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer in young adults. Further studies should be done to determine the cause of this rise, and set guidelines for early screening and prevention strategies.
Posted in: Friday, October 19, 2018