A 48-year-old male asked:
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can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and i am showing symptoms. such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not likely: It is more likely your diet and then your stress and fear adds to it. Drink more water. Eat less junk food. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies. See an acupuncturist...You will be amazed how helpful that is! ......Internet searches always shed a horrible light on symptoms...No matter what you google it will kill you...I caution people on looking up symptoms on the internet.
Answered on Feb 13, 2014
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