Misdiagnosis Common Among Young Adults With Colon Cancer

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Ronit Yarden, PhD, MHSA
Director of Medical Affairs
Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a patient advocacy organization
Washington, D.C. 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? 

Response: The colorectal Cancer Alliance is a patient advocacy group (the largest advocacy group for colorectal cancer) and its mission is to provide support to patients, survivors, their caregivers and family members as well as advocate on their behalf for.  The organization is also committed to raise awareness for screening and early detection of colorectal cancer to help save lives and to provide funding for innovative colorectal cancer research.

As part of our support we sought to identify some of the clinical, emotional and financial experiences and unmet needs of patients under 50 years old.  We conducted an online survey that was promoted through social media and 1195 patients and survivors completed our survey.  Continue reading