A 17-year-old male asked:
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i have some symptoms like bleeding and narrow stool, how big are the chances to have bowel/rectal cancer? no family history, no tobacco. 18 yrs old

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Dr. Robert Wilson
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Low: Although cancer rates of the bowel or rectum are low in young people, bleeding indicates some problem and you should see a primary care physician for evaluation.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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