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ICYMI, March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

Colon cancer often misdiagnosed, treatment delayed in many younger patients

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Colon cancer often misdiagnosed, treatment delayed in many younger patients

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019 (NBC)—Many younger patients with colon cancer are initially misdiagnosed, which often leads to their disease being discovered at an advanced stage.

Researchers also found that for many younger patients, it took visits to multiple doctors before the correct diagnosis was made, according to survey results released Wednesday, to be presented next month at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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