Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Rising Among Young Whites

Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Rising Among Young Whites

Death rate due to devastating colorectal cancer for adults aged 20 to 54 are on the rise in the United States, the American Cancer Society stated in its latest report.

According to the newly published report, death rates from colorectal cancer among White people in the aforementioned age group are rising by 1 per cent each year.

The researchers also found that the rise in death rates from colorectal cancer was confined to White individuals. Rates for African-Americans were found to be dropping in the same age group.

The American Cancer Society’s Rebecca Siegel said, “The rise is confined to Whites, and that’s very surprising. Death rates are the gold standard for progress against cancer. If you have declining death rates for cancer, it’s always a good thing.”

Black individuals in the U.S. had death rates from this form of the deadly disease slipped 0.4 per cent to 1.1 per cent annually, on average.

The researchers found the alarming trend after analyzing demographic trends from 1970 to 2014. The findings appeared in the most recent edition of Journal of the American Medical Association.