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Colon cancer in young adults

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy at 50: There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Reich
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Even sporadic, non familial cases have been reported in young people in their 20's, 30's and 40's. If in doubt about a symptom get an expert evaluatio ... Read More
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: The youngest patient I treated was 17 at diagnosis. Very, very uncommon. Because of the rarity, before I treated him, I had him see a colleague of m ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But very rare , age is no exemption for cancer.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Yang
8 years experience General Practice
Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, especially: If you have familial polyposis or ulcerative colitis. If not, your risk rises after age 50 or so.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
Not common, but: There are some rare genetic disorders that can lead to early onset colon cancer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Around 30: My rule of thumb is you need a colonoscopy 10 years earlier that the youngest colon cancer patient in your family.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Need exposure/time.: Cancers like colon and lung cancer need time and exposure to promoting substances to develop. Lung cancer develops over years of exposure to smoking, ... Read More
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