Management of colorectal carcinoma in children and young adults

John Goldberg, Wayne L. Furman

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Abstract

Colorectal Carcinoma (CRC) is rare in patients less than 20 years of age. Although presenting symptoms are similar to adults, this diagnosis is rarely considered in the initial differential diagnosis of young patients. We will review what is published about the incidence, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of CRC in children, adolescents and young adults. Because of its rarity in this age group, few pediatric oncologists will have experience with CRC, and clinical trials will rarely be available. The treatment of CRC in adults is evolving rapidly and consultation with medical oncologists experience in treating adults with CRC is essential to develop the best treatment plan for a young patient diagnosed with CRC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S76-S79
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume34
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • children
  • Colorectal carcinoma
  • management guidelines
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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