Carcinoma of Large Bowel in the YoungBr Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5823.374 (Published 12 August 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:374
- Arthur van Langenberg,
- G. B. Ong
The incidence of large-bowel carcinoma in young people seems to be increasing. Twenty-one cases occurring between the ages of 13 and 25 are reviewed. Most cases were found to be in an advanced state of the disease. High grade malignant growths were found to be twice as common in the young as in adults. The mode of presentation is no different from that in adults and a plea is made for improving results of treatment by earlier diagnosis, which can be established by an increased awareness of the disease in children and young adults.