More young people are being diagnosed with colon cancer, experts say

Nicole Friedman is working to recover and get back to running, one year after receiving a surprising colon cancer diagnosis at age 35.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Today, 35-year-old Nicole Friedman looks happy and healthy, but it’s been only a year since she was battling colon cancer.

Friedman said her symptoms began with exhaustion and stomach pain. She had just given birth to her son, so she thought it could have been lingering complications from the pregnancy.

“I went from a same-day ultrasound to a same-day CT scan to two hours later having a colonoscopy and maybe 3 or 4 hours (later) having life-saving surgery,”

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