Many more than fifty young people have been diagnosed with bowel cancer, two studies of illness in European countries and high profits are found.
Although the total number of cases among young people remains low, studies have shown a sharp increase in rates from 20 to 29 years old.
Researchers are not clear why this is happening, but says the obesity and poor diet
Experts urge doctors to ignore the symptoms of young people.
In most of Europe, screening of intestinal cancer begins at age 50 because cases of illness are higher in this older group. [1
But recent research, from the US, Australia and China, indicates that rates are rising sharply in the middle under 50s – and have calls for In a Gut journal study, Dutch researchers reviewed trends in 20 countries in Europe, including the UK, Germany, Sweden and France, using data from more than 143 million people.
They found an increase in bowel cancer cases between 1990 and 2016 in most countries – the most important increase in people in their 20.
For them, 0.8 to 2.3 cases every 100,000 people within 26 years – with the highest rate increases, of 7.9% per year, occurring between 2004 and 2016.
But there is no rise in death from intestinal cancer for the group at this age, study The researchers, from the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam, said that the trend varies. Constant screening of rules may be
Another study, Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has emerged to confirm the trend among young people in high-income countries , including UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. ] It found 1.8% increase in colon cancer cases and 1.4% increase in rectal cancer cases in people less than 50 in the UK between 1995 and 2014.
At the same time, decreased bowel cancer cases are 1.2% over 50s.
Findings are similar to many countries studied.
Dr. Marzieh Araghi, lead author of the study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, said findings highlighted the need for action.
"Although population-based screening among people under the age of 50 is not considered cost effective due to relatively low incidence figures, family history can help to identify younger adults at high rates risk of genetic sensitivity to colourectal cancer, for further analysis, "he said.
Dr. Araghi added that more studies needed "to establish these causes of growth in development to develop effective prevention and early detection techniques."
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Andrew Beggs, consultant of colorectal surgeon from the University of Birmingham, said that the rate of intestinal cancer rates in young patients "should be investigated instantly".
"This means that the age should start screening cancer cancer may change to screen people at a younger age, and people under the age of 50 with symptoms of # 39; red flag & # 39; (bleeding, bowel changes, weight loss or abdominal pain) should be checked as soon as possible, "he said.
Symptoms of cancerous intestines?
- a constant change in the habit of the intestine – more often appear, with pulmonary and occasional lung diseases
- blood in the stools without any other symptoms, such as ponds
- stomachache, by eating – sometimes resulting in reduced food intake and weight loss
Source: NHS UK
Dr. Marco Gerlinger, from the Institute of Cancer Research , London, that he noticed the increase in young patients with bowel cancer For some time.
"Large and high-quality studies provide solid data to support this trend," he said.
And he added: "The results are an action call to raise awareness among GP staff and hospitals to consider bowel cancer as a diagnosis when young people come to them with illness, changes in bowel or blood habits in their stools.
"New studies show a clear need to dedicate more efforts to understanding the living factors Triggers bowel cancer in young people and rethink how the investigation may be needed to prevent harmful cancers. "