CANCER IN YOUNG AGE: DIGESTIVE TRACT TUMORS
Authors: N.M. Volkov
Cancer is typically considered to be the disease of older age. Although digestive tract carcinomas are rare entities in the young age, their incidence and mortality are growing in younger people less than 40 y.o. unlike other ages. In this paper epidemiology, clinical and biological characteristics of gastrointestinal tumors, in particular colorectal and gastric, arising in adolescents and young adults are discussed.