A 40-year-old member asked:
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what are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. Generally, risks of colon cancer are higher after age 50. A cleveland clinic site states that less than 2% of colon cancer occurs under age 40. Even less common to have colon cancer in age 30's or younger.
Answered on Oct 19, 2016
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