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Is colon cancer common among elderly people?

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Do most people in their eighties develop colon cancer?
Fri, 11 May 2018 in Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Incidence is more as compared to general population age-wise

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted your query: Do most people in their eighties develop colon cancer?
Not really, we can say the other way.
The incidence of colon cancer in eighties is more as compared to the general population.
This depends upon many a factors and differ for from place to place hence it also depends upon in which area/ country you stay in, diet habits, other habits like smoking, alcohol, non-veg food and so on.
Please give any relevant details for me to assist you better.
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