WSJ: Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising in Young People

New story from the WSJ detailing the rise in colon and rectal cancers in young people:

Rectal cancers are rising particularly sharply, far faster than cancers in other parts of the large intestine or colon. The American Cancer Society estimates about 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under 50 this year, with more than 95,500 cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 cases of rectal cancer in all age groups.

It’s unfortunate that doctors “aren’t sure why.” Perhaps restoring microbiome diversity would reverse the trend.