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    Health Director's blog entry - March 14, 2017

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    Millennials and Cancer Risk

    I was recently surprised to learn from a recent study that shows millennials (individuals born from 1980 - 1995) are at an increased risk for colorectal cancer.

    The study, found in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute*, warns the data should be a sign that this generation faces an epidemic of digestive diseases - and suggests we begin screening people in their early 20s, rather than in their 60s.

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