Colorectal cancer in patients under 40 years of age.

  title={Colorectal cancer in patients under 40 years of age.},
  author={M. Adloff and Jean Pierre Arnaud and M Schloegel and Dominique Thibaud and Roberto Bergamaschi},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={29 5},
In a review of 1037 patients with colorectal cancers, there were 32 patients below the age of 40 years (3 percent). Rectal bleeding and abdominal pain were the most common presenting symptoms. The average delay between the onset of symptoms and treatment was 6.5 months. An analysis of tumors according to Dukes' staging revealed no significant difference between young and elderly patients. The younger patients had a greater frequency of mucinous and poorly differentiated carcinoma. When compared… CONTINUE READING

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