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CRC Diagnosis Often Delayed or Initially Missed in Patients Under Age 50

Key clinical point: Colorectal cancer patients under age 50 years often have delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis.

Major finding: About 63% of respondents waited 3-12 months to see a doctor for colorectal cancer symptoms; 25% had stage IV disease at diagnosis.

Study details: A survey of 1,195 colorectal cancer patients or survivors under the age of 50 years.

Disclosures: This study was funded by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Dr. Yarden reported having no conflicts of interest.


Yarden R et al. AACR 2019, Abstract preview.