U.S. colon cancer incidence dropped, especially among elderly
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In the last 10 years, colon cancer incidence rates dropped 30 percent among U.S. adults age 50 and older, especially those age 65 and older, researchers said.
The researchers found from 2001 to 2010, overall colorectal cancer incidence rates decreased by an average of 3.4 percent per year. However, trends varied substantially by age.
The rate of decline surged for those age 65 and older, with the decline accelerating from 3.6 percent per year during 2001 to 2008 to 7.2 percent per year from 2008 to 2010.
"The larger declines among
Cancer incidence rates declined by 3.9 percent per year among adults age 50 and older, but increased by 1.1 percent per year among men and women age 50 and younger.
The findings, Colorectal Cancer Statistics, were published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.