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How is age a risk factor for colorectal cancer?

Age is a risk factor for colorectal cancer that cannot be changed. Though younger adults can develop colorectal cancer, the chances increase markedly after age 50. More than 9 out of 10 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer are older than 50.

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