Colorectal cancer rates are rising among young adults. We are Dr. Chang and Dr. Morris, colorectal cancer physicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Abigail Pardo, a 26-year-old colorectal cancer survivor. Ask us anything...
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Six in 100 people – men and women – will develop colorectal cancer. Disease rates are rising sharply in people ages 18 to 35, but these young adults are years away from getting their first screening colonoscopy. Recognizing early signs and symptoms is crucial for younger patients to receive a timely diagnosis.
Dr. George Chang (Department Chair, Colon and Rectal Surgery), Dr. Van Morris (Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology) and 26-year-old colorectal cancer survivor and MD Anderson patient Abigail Pardo are here to answer your questions about all things colorectal cancer:
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