Number Of Younger Men Getting Colorectal Cancer Rising

Number Of Younger Men Getting Colorectal Cancer Rising


THE HOT WEATHER CONTINUES. WE COULD SEE AN ISOLATED STORM ON SUNDAY. YOUNGER MEN ARE GETTING COLORECTAL CANCER AT A YOUNGER RATE. THE CANCER SOCIETY NOW RECOMMENDS GUYS GET SCREENED AT THE AGE OF 45. Reporter: DOCTORS DIAGNOSED SANDY WITH THE STAGE IV COLON CANCER AT AGE 47 AND IT HAS SPREAD TO HIS LIVER. WHEN THEY TELL YOU AND YOUR WIFE THAT YOU NEED TO GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER, THAT IS SCARY. Reporter: TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS GAVE HIM MONTHS TO LIVE. I WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE: CANCER. NOBODY IN MY FAMILY HAD COLON CANCER. Reporter: HE HAS NO FAMILY HISTORY. THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS COLORECTAL CANCER AMONG PEOPLE UNDER 50 HAS SHOT UP 51% SINCE 1994 WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, RATES STEADILY DECLINED IN PEOPLE OVER 55 BECAUSE OF SCREENINGS. IF THEY CAN IDENTIFY PATIENTS EARLIER, WE CAN HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF CURING THEM. Reporter: DOCTOR MANNISH ALL WAS SANDY’S THIRD DOCTOR AND THE FIRST TO GIVE HIM HOPE. HE CREDITS YOU FOR SAVING HIS LIFE. Reporter: IT TOOK 12 ROUNDS OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND NINE SURGERIES BUT FOUR YEARS LATER, HE IS DISEASE-FREE.: CANCER IS TYPICALLY CONSIDERED A PREVENTABLE CANCER IF CAUGHT IN TIME. SANDY SAYS IF HE HAD BEEN SCREENED AT 45, HE MAY HAVE HAD CANCER BUT NOT AS ADVANCED.

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