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difference between ibs and colon cancer

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allyson Ocean
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
IBS not risk factor: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is not a direct risk factor for crc. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50 or earlier if you have family members wit ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Early colon cancer symptoms can mimici ibs. However unlike ibs, colon cancer can progress to more bleeding, and more localized pain, and can obstructi ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not necessarily: Some colon cancers are very slow growing and may not have significant worsening of symptoms over 8 months. However, the symptoms of colon cancer are u ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Colon cancer: Colon cancer is rare is young people but can be see in association with diseases such as familial polyposis. Patients with ulcerative colitis or Croh ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unless it runs in the family, it's very rare to see colon cancer in your age group. Colorectal cancers are a group of cancers that don't increase in i ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: FIRST OFF, IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S COLON CA IS UNCOMMON. The incidence increases with age. Colon cancer has NO symptoms in it's early phase. C ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Remote: A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Could be: You definitely need to see a GI specialist and will most likely undergo a colonoscopy if you have not already had one.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Need colonoscopy: You have not given all the details. You need to see a gastroenterologist- for exam & colonoscopy to rule out cancer It may be IBS Answer is w ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common ... Read More
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