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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does having stomach cancer make me more likely to get colon cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: A cancer anywhere in the GI tract indicates a susceptibility of the cells to undergo malignant degeneration due to exposure to toxins in the diet.
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
Fortunately not!: Stomach cancer is not linked to a higher chance of colon cancer.

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A member asked:

Is it possible for a 14 year old to get colon cancer? Or stomach cancer.

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Yes, but very rare: Stomach cancer in children younger than 18 years account for less than 1% of all stomach cancer cases. Fewer than 100 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in children each year in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/healthprofessional/page4.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Should I worry about getting colon cancer or stomach cancer at 22? I have.No.Family history of them

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Dr. Mahek Shah
Dr. Mahek Shahanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Not necessarily: If there is no fam hx of getting colon or stomach ca at young ages (below 50), i wouldn't worry as much. Minimize smoking and binge drinking because certain autoimmune conditions without known causes (crohn's, uc, etc) can inc risk of colon cancer. There have been reports where the conditions are more likely with chronic inflammation which high levels of drinking can cause. Enjoy your 20s!

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