PMID: 5070160Aug 12, 1972

Carcinoma of large bowel in the young

British Medical Journal
A Van Langenberg, G B Ong


The incidence of large-bowel carcinoma in young people seems to be increasing. Twenty-one cases occurring between the ages of 13 and 25 are reviewed. Most cases were found to be in an advanced state of the disease. High grade malignant growths were found to be twice as common in the young as in adults. The mode of presentation is no different from that in adults and a plea is made for improving results of treatment by earlier diagnosis, which can be established by an increased awareness of the disease in children and young adults.


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