New report finds that colon cancer is killing more younger men and women than ever?

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asked Feb 13 in Other News Events by AngieSmit (29,310 points)
New report finds that colon cancer is killing more younger men and women than ever?

Experts are stumped as to why colorectal cancer is rising dramatically among people in their 30s and 40s.

Colorectal cancer is the deadliest cancer for men under age 50 — and the second deadliest cancer among women in the same age group, behind breast cancer.

The incidence of colon cancer has been rising for at least the last two decades, when it was the fourth-leading cause of cancer death for both men and women under 50.

Among men and women of all ages, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death.

Prostate cancer is second for men, and breast cancer is second for women.

Colorectal cancer is third, overall, for both sexes.

Even as overall cancer deaths continue to fall in the U.S., the American Cancer Society is reporting for the first time that colon and rectal cancers have become leading causes of cancer death in younger adults.

The finding was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Cancer is traditionally a disease among the elderly, although the percentage of new cases found in people 65 and older has fallen from 61% in 1995 to 58%.

The decrease, attributed mainly to drops in prostate and smoking-related cancers, has occurred even though the proportion of people in that age group has grown from 13% to 17% in the general population.

In contrast, new diagnoses among adults ages 50 to 64 have increased since 1995, from 25% to 30%.

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answered Feb 13 by Gingerzebell (16,860 points)
This is so sad that many younger people are dying from colon cancer and other cancer as well as other conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease etc.

As for the kidney disease, bladder cancer, colon cancer etc it is likely due to more than just diet and can also be caused by chlorine and other chemicals in city drinking water.

Cities use chlorine and to treat drinking water and although they say it's safe I would have to disagree as it not only tastes bad but chlorine in drinking water can lead to kidney disease, kidney failure, bladder cancer, colon cancer and other cancers.

I never drink city water and I'm healthy and have no cancers and a friend of mine that is on city water and drinks city water has kidney failure and is on dialysis.

My house is on well water and is what I grew up drinking and it comes straight from the ground and is safe, delicious and contains healthy minerals and nutrients and does not have added chemicals such as chlorine.

Humans were never meant to drink chlorine or other chemicals in water.

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