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Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screenings Recommended After Rise in Number of Cases

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There has been a recent dramatic jump in the number of colorectal cancer cases with the steepest rise among those under 40. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks to Dr. Patrick Young with the gastroenterology department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center about the new recommendation that screenings now take place at 45 instead of the previous 50.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.