Resarch published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology indicates that while “the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades…over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.” Investigators “found that between 1988 and 2009, the biannual colon cancer rates had been rising by 2.7 percent among males 20 to 29 and 40 to 49.” Meanwhile, “among males 30 to 39, the biannual increase was pegged even higher, amounting to 3.5 percent.”