Published online Jul 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i28.3475
Revised: April 21, 2010
Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published online: July 28, 2010
The incidence of colorectal carcinoma is increasing in young patients, in contrast to the well established wisdom that it is exclusively diagnosed in patients older than 40 years. In this survey, we examined all possible risk factors, and we recommend a number of measures for early detection in young patients who are at risk of developing this malignant tumor.