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Never too young


Cancer doesn’t care how old you are. But we do. Colorectal cancer is affecting young people and we’re committed to learning more and providing support for those currently in their fight.

Together, we are defying and redefining the odds. We are changing the face of this disease. We refuse to let cancer tell us who we are. #nevertooyoung

Young-onset colorectal cancer is on the rise

10% of new colorectal cancer patients are under 50

Young-onset patients are often misdiagnosed

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Visit our store and get your swag

Wear it loud and proud.

 

Get involved in an Undy RunWalk

This family-friendly 5K event is raising eyebrows and awareness across the nation. 

Be informed


Don't ignore the symptoms

And don’t be afraid to be brave and speak up.

 

Colorectal cancer + family history

About 10% of the population has a first degree relative with colorectal cancer.

 

Chemo when you're young

There are some unique challenges those diagnosed under 50 may experience.

Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Survey Report


Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death, claiming the lives of more than 50,000 people every year. This disease affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and while the average age of diagnosis is 68-72 years old, incidence in those younger than 50 is on the rise.

Thanks to nursing school, I was able to recognize the symptoms. I insisted my GI doctor perform a colonoscopy. I believe it was the early detection and treatment that stopped the stage 1 from becoming a much bigger problem. Don’t be afraid to get screened!

Missy Q

Young & brave at age 26

How to get involved


For more information or to get started today, please contact Kim Newcomer, Manager of Never Too Young, at (202) 628-0123 ext 141

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