A 39-year-old member asked:
what are the chances of developing colon cancer if you are under age 20?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: Very rare. Usually seen after age 50 or older. See your doctor for an examination.
Answered on Feb 2, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
Special cases: If you have familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon, which is not rare, you will have many polyps even as a teen and you have a good chance of getting cancer age age 20. If you have childhood ulcerative colitis, your risk is high.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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