A new research has determined that colon cancer develops in young age groups. A group of researchers and scientists from the university of Texas examined the data dating from 1975 to 2010 of over 383241 cancer patients. The study states that although instances of colon and rectal cancer have dropped since 1998, there has been an increase of the disease among the 20 to 49 year-old age group.

The study was published in JAMA, by the research team, which was led by Dr. Christina Baily in which the researchers predict that by 2020 and 2030, colon cancer rates will increase between 38% and 90%, respectively among the age groups of 20-34.

Baily wrote, “The increasing incidence of [colon cancer] among young adults is concerning and highlights the need to investigate potential causes and external influences such as lack of screening and behavioral factors. Further studies are needed to determine the cause for these trends and identify potential preventive and early detection strategies.”

The researchers and other scientists around the globe are still hoping that they would be able to develop some preventive medications for the colon cancer. As per media reports, they are in the process and are developing vaccines which would possible be a cure to the deadly disease. American Cancer society and doctors also suggest regular screenings of citizens, and increasing vegetables and fruit intakes in daily diet plans.

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