One-Third of colorectal cancers diagnosed before age 35 are hereditary

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S., with over 90,000 new cases expected this year. Patients diagnosed with CRC at age 35 or younger represent an extreme end of the spectrum. This population faces unique challenges related to disease aggressiveness, the impact of treatments on fertility and potential genetic risk to family members