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A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Colorectal Cancer: Very low. Without more information that simple answer is all i can offer.
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Colon ca: Pretty unlikely unless you have a family history of colon cancerl. You should start screening at age 50 unless you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps. If you do, then start screening at age 40.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are my chances of recovery from colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually great.: Usually patients are able to make a great recovery after surgery for colorectal cancer, but it depends on multiple factors. The main determinants are the stage of the cancer, and how healthy the patient is before the operation. For patients whose tumors have not spread to lymph nodes there is about a > 85% chance of surviving 5 years. Spread to other organs significantly decreases survival.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What ages does colorectal cancer affect?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
It varies: Colon cancer can strike from the 20s and beyond, but is much more common in people in their 50s to 70s hence the recommendations to not routinely do colonoscopies in people before the age of 50. Colon cancer that presents before 60 is often genetic whereas after 60 is more likely due to environmental factors like smoking and red meat.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2018


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