Characteristics and Outcomes of Right- Versus Left-Sided Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Video Author:Cynthia M. Tom, M.D. • Marc M. Mankarious, M.D. • Nimalan A. Jeganathan, M.D. • Michael Deutsch, M.D. • Walter A. Koltun, M.D. • Arthur S. Berg, Ph.D. • Jeffrey S. Scow, M.D.

Published on:March 07, 2023

The majority of early-onset colorectal cancers arise from age 40 to 49 years with a left-sided predominance but higher mortality in right-sided tumors. These findings provide further evidence in favor of recommending earlier initial screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer.