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Rare WBC in stool colon cancer

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Have or not?: Your question is not clear. You are saying you do not have pencil stools? Most importantly, if you have any changes in stool habits, pain, blood in th... Read More
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe : pencil like stool can be a sign of colon cancer needs valuation bye gastroenterologist Dr.if it's only happening rarely it's usually not significant

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Here is the data: From 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the colon and rectum was 69 years of age3. Approximately 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20; 1... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
See a doc: Tyree - you have numerous questions regarding this, which is fine, but it does indicate that you are genuinely concerned about this. Yes - a 22 yea... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: Colon cancer is rare at your age. It is prudent to get screening colonoscopy at an age ten years younger than the lowest age at which any family membe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Why?: High WBC suggests infection or inflammation and is not desirable. If WBC low due to chemo/radiation, then hold treatments and time usually allows m... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: The white blood cell (WBC) count is unrelated to colon cancer risk or presence. Colon cancer can be screened for by a variety of tests including stool... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Colon cancer usually dose not rise WBC ,but cause abdominal pain and bloody stool.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
NO AND YES: Not all cancers bleed, and elevated or low WBC count is not specific for colon cancer. If undiagnosed, it will obstruct the flow of fecal material and... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Anemia: Bleeding with resultant decrease in Hgb. and Hct. is the most prominent change. There is no overall pattern that says "colon cancer"
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many causes of foul smelling stool, e.g., fat malabsorption, c. Difficile infection, certain foods that bring undigested material to colon, ... Read More
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