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Chance of colon cancer

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. General ... Read More
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: It is commonly a disease of 60's and older, but it does not respect age at all, and I have seen many males and females well under 40 with colon ca, so ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not common: Colon cancer is not common in men under 40 except in patients with a strong family history and those with inherited colon cancer syndromes such as lyn ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
33 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: Polyp is a premalignant condition, which means that if you let it go without removing it, it will turn into cancer. Usually takes an average of 10 yea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Virtually all colon cancers arise from polyps and having polyps increases the risk of developing colon cancer.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells.Some of these polyp conditions ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
Depends: On whether it is part of a genetic predisposition such as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (hnpcc), or an isolated event and you never have anoth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Bubis
55 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: if you have no change in your stool or bowel habit your chance of having cancer is nail.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Extremely rare: In certain cases of congenital polyposis, colon cancer may occur early. The acquired form takes 3 hits to eventually produce a field effect in specif ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
37 years experience Medical Oncology
You need a workup!: Colon cancer is rare indeed at age 22. So you need an evaluation for your poor appetite--many possibilities, would depend on a physical exam and other ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hirshorn
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Low risk before 50: Colon Cancer and Age 90% of new cases and 95% of deaths from colon cancer occur in people 50 or older. However, colon cancer does not discriminate an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
No.: These two diseases are entirely unrelated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Ulcerative colitis and crohn's increases cancer risk.

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