A 20-year-old female asked:
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how likely would it be for an 18 year old to have colon cancer? (no cancer in family) i simply want to know the chances of colon cancer at my age.

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Dr. Perry Bubis
55 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: if you have no change in your stool or bowel habit your chance of having cancer is nail.
Answered on Sep 17, 2017
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Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Overall, cancer in the age group 0-18 is rare, only about 1/330 chance or 3/1000. That means out of 1000 children and adolescents, 997 will NOT get cancer. Colon cancer in adolescents is very rare: annual incidence is only 0.31 per million per year in the age range 0-19. So it's LITERALLY LESS THAN ONE IN A MILLION
Mar 26, 2015

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