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Colon cancer cases 'may rise 50%'

The UK is heading for a 50% increase in the number of new colon cancer cases over the next 30 years, says an international team of scientists.

The forecast, in the European Journal of Cancer, is for 35,000 new cases a year by 2040, compared with 23,000 now.

Rising obesity is one reason - and if the UK reached US levels that could add another 2,000 to the total, they say. More …