White boys die each time colon cancer, a disease commonly associated with older people, according to a report published on August 8 in Journal of American Medical Association.
“The mortality rate for colon cancer for adults under 55 has increased in the last ten years,” said Rebecca Siegel, lead author and epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society, HuffPost.
The report found that 2004-2014 increased the colon cancer mortality rate among white youth between the ages of 20 and 54, 3.6 deaths per 100,000 people, to 4.1 deaths annually, or about 1, 4 per cent a year.
The same is true for the black population, with the same death rate being reduced in the same period
And while health professionals have earlier theoretical that widespread testing could lead to colonoscopy of disease diagnosis, a new report suggests it is not the case.
“This is a trend change, because the mortality rate has been around two percent a year in the last few decades,” Siegel said. “It suggests that he saw in that age group the incidence of colon cancer growth is a real growth.”
Another indication that increased testing is not an increase behind the disease: the biggest increase in diagnosis was metastatic cancer. “Usually, early detection will be the biggest increase for localization,” said Siegel.
No one knows what an increase or unit is racial inequality
In addition to the family history of colon cancer, obesity, nutrition, physical inactivity, smoking, and cancer of excessive alcohol consumption are all associated with the disease, according to Mayo Clinic.
However, these environmental risks do not explain racial differences in the new report.
“Obesity is a major suspect in those days because we know that we have decades of increased body weight and I know that it actually causes cancer,” said Siegel. “However, this theory does not really make sense, because we’ve seen a black cap.”
In fact, 48% of black Americans are obese, compared to 43% of Latino Americans and 35% of White Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.