A 35-year-old member asked:
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could he or she can get colon cancer at a young age?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But very rare , age is no exemption for cancer.
Answered on Jun 30, 2020
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Very true. Depending on your family history and personal risk factors, your doc will recommend a screening program and maybe risk reduction approaches appropriate for you.
Jan 13, 2014

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