Mysterious Rise in Rectal, Colon Cancers in Young People

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    Feb 28, 2017 4:45 PM GMT
    NYT: Scientists are reporting a sharp increase in colorectal cancers in adults as young as their 20s and 30s, though the reasons are unclear.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/well/live/colon-and-rectal-cancers-rising-in-young-people.html
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    Mar 01, 2017 10:50 PM GMT
    Huh, they're fat.
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    Mar 01, 2017 11:15 PM GMT
    mx5guynj said
    Huh, they're fat.

    Yes, could be a factor. Or maybe environmental or food carcinogens.
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    Mar 05, 2017 8:44 PM GMT
    The Millennial Generation are eating healthier, smoking less, exercise routinely and drink less than any generation previously. I would say there would be other factors involved and this area of medical science is one which is historically under researched. I would also suspect that further research include sexually active gay males specifically as their has begun to emerge evidence supporting the theory that repetitive receptive anal sex especially now in the era of Prep where it seems all other safe sex precautions are ignored in favor of mirroring porn. I am not saying it is all linked to that but major increases may reflect that there are factors related to particular parts of the community. We all know being overweight is a factor of course. Take a look around my city there is a very distinct absence of overweight people of all ages and particularly young people. I know there is going to be dismissive responses to this post but I thought I would say it before the evidence comes in about the risk factors that have crept in for gay men
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    Mar 09, 2017 3:52 PM GMT
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidThe Millennial Generation are eating healthier, smoking less, exercise routinely and drink less than any generation previously. I would say there would be other factors involved and this area of medical science is one which is historically under researched. I would also suspect that further research include sexually active gay males specifically as their has begun to emerge evidence supporting the theory that repetitive receptive anal sex especially now in the era of Prep where it seems all other safe sex precautions are ignored in favor of mirroring porn. I am not saying it is all linked to that but major increases may reflect that there are factors related to particular parts of the community. We all know being overweight is a factor of course. Take a look around my city there is a very distinct absence of overweight people of all ages and particularly young people. I know there is going to be dismissive responses to this post but I thought I would say it before the evidence comes in about the risk factors that have crept in for gay men


    ^ WRONG. HPV can result in cell mutation at the anal area and result in anal cancer. But the anus is not the rectum nor the colorectal area.

    Reliably, you look for any outlet to criticize or blame gay men for their sexual behavior in an attempt to blame them for a rise in disease. But this article didn't mention sex and the two people they showcased as having rectal cancer were women. One of them being only a mere twenty-two years old and just one month away from graduating college. The chances of her having HPV related cancer at that young of an age from sexual contact are VERY slim.