A 44-year-old member asked:
Does having stomach cancer make me more likely to get colon cancer?
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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.
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Medical Oncology 37 years experience
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Is it possible for a 14 year old to get colon cancer? Or stomach cancer.
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Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
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Mount Olive, NC
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 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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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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