CW33 Dallas story on colon cancer

Dr. Hurley helps the CW33 weigh in on the increasing risk of colon cancer for younger people

In The News | 03-03-2017


“Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in America,” said Dr. Jeff Hurley, a colorectal surgeon at Texas Health Dallas.

“It’s actually our number one cancer killer. More people die of this cancer than any other type of cancer in the U.S.  The thing that’s real important to remember about colorectal cancer is that it often doesn’t have any symptoms until it’s advanced.”

Talk about silent but deadly. That’s why once you hit a certain age, they start testing you for it, right? Well, a new study says younger people – even millennials – might be more at risk than we thought

To watch the full segment online from The CW33, click here »