Mount Sinai Researchers Report Increasing Incidence of Early-Onset Colorectal Precancerous Lesions in First-of-Its-Kind Study of Patients Under Age 50

“Many clinicians are surprised when they find a precancerous polyp in someone younger than age 45. Our data provide new insights into how common these lesions are. Our data also suggest that clinically important lesions occur about five years earlier in individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, compared to those without a family history,” says Dr. Itzkowitz. “That is why it is very important to take a good family history.”

https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2022/mount-sinai-researchers-report-increasing-incidence-of-early-onset-colorectal-precancerous-lesions-in-first-of-its-kind-study-of-patients-under-age-fifty#

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