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Colorectal cancers affect people under age 50, with guest Jeffrey Albright, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Screening is important; diet, genetics can play a role

Colorectal cancer in people younger than 50 has increased by more than 50 percent over the last two decades, and it’s one of the deadliest cancers in this age group. Jeffrey Albright, MD, explains why, and what can be done about it. He gives advice on prevention and reminds people that the American Cancer Society recommends screening beginning at age 45. Albright is an associate professor of surgery at Upstate, specializing in colorectal surgery.