A member asked:

19 years old. change in bowel habits but go everyday. sometimes blood on toilet paper from known hemorrhoids. should i be screened for colon cancer?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Not at this time: The incidence of colorectal cancer is very low under the age of 40, and stats for 19-39 years of age for women are 1/1400 and increase dramatically between age 40-50 to 1/140. Unless you have a strong family history of colorectal cancer, you can relax about that diagnosis for now. If you have not been feeling well, experience BM urgency, you should be checked for colitis.

Answered 3/12/2020



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