Never Too Young Program
About the Program
Colorectal cancer doesn’t care how old you are, but we do.
Colorectal cancer is affecting a rising number of young people. We’re committed to learning more about it and providing support to young-onset CRC patients and survivors.
The Alliance’s Never Too Young (N2Y) Program, with the support of a dedicated Taskforce, is changing how the world sees this disease. Together, we’re increasing awareness, building a community, and learning more about young-onset colorectal cancer.
Focused on Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer
Young-onset colorectal cancer patients and survivors face unique challenges. Traditionally, their concerns have been unmet by personal and medical networks. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has made young-onset colorectal cancer a top priority. We advocate for research and educational advances in this area, while offering meaningful support and community.
N2Y Survey and ReportSEE THE LATEST
A frequent survey and report of young-onset CRC patients, survivors, and caregivers to improve understanding and compel actionSEE THE LATEST
Young Survivors WeekLEARN MORE
An annual awareness and fundraising push to highlight young-onset CRC stories and change how people see this diseaseLEARN MORE
What is Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer?
Patients are considered to have young-onset colorectal cancer if they are diagnosed before they turn 50 years old. The incidence rate of colorectal cancer is rising by about 2% annually in young people. By 2030, researchers predict that colorectal cancer will be the leading cause of cancer deaths in people ages 20-49. Researchers have not concluded why young-onset colorectal cancer is on the rise, but the Alliance is funding research to help find out.