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A 28-year-old male asked:

How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family i have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.

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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 member was diagnosed with colon cancer.

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