Why is Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults?

After lowering the screening age for colorectal cancer to 45, gastroenterologists are sounding the alarm that more and more younger people are showing signs of colorectal cancer. In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Levy from the University of Chicago shares his expertise on the theories and research underway to determine what’s causing younger individuals to develop cancerous polyps in their colon, ways to ease patient’s prep for a colonoscopy, and alternative colorectal cancer screening tests. Dr. Levy also highlights this year’s Tune It Up Virtual Concert and reveals the all-star line up of musical guests including Colbie Caillat, Lisa Loeb, Rufus Wainwright and others to help raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening. You can watch the free concert at GI.org/concert on Thursday March 28th at 8:00pm EDT. This episode is brought to you by the American College of Gastroenterology’s Patient Care Committee.

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Dr. Benjamin Levy

Gastroenterologist at the University of Chicago

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