Increased incidence of colon cancer among individuals younger than 50 years: A 17 years analysis from the cancer registry of the municipality of Milan, Italy.


Epidemiology Unit, Agency for Health Protection of Milan, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


Colorectal cancer (CRC) overall incidence has been decreasing in the last decade. However, there is evidence of an increasing frequency of early-onset CRC in young individuals in several countries. The aim of this study is to evaluate the trends of CRC occurrence over 17 years in the municipality of Milan, Italy, focusing on early-onset CRC.


Age-period-cohort,Colorectal cancer,Incidence,Young age,

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