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.