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Does colon cancer affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Colon cancer is extremely rare in children. Although it is possible, the rate is very low. However, it may be more difficult to treat in children because it may be caught later as it is not often suspected at such a young age.

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