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Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

>50 years unless: You have predisposing risks such as ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis. That is why screening colonscopy is recommended at that age. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is there any age where colon cancer decreases and screening is less needed?

Is there any age where colon cancer decreases and screening is less needed?

No / Yes: Risk of colin cancer does not necessarily decrease as one ages. However the benefit of screening does decrease with advancement of age. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most common age to get colon cancer?

What exactly is the most common age to get colon cancer?

After 60 years of ag: It is disease of middle age an dolder years(over 60-65 years.). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

With some genetic : Disorders it can occur at very young ages, as young as 20. Hnpcc and lynch syndrome are associated with these early age colon cancers. ...Read more

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Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

Is this statistic true: 0.6% of people in the 20-34 age group gets colon cancer? Im 22

NO! 0.06% in 10 yrs: According to the cdc the risk of a 30 year old male developing colon cancer in the next 10 years is only 0.06% or 6 in 10, 000! please see the stats for yourself @ http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age.Htm. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone my age to have colon cancer with no family history?

How common is it for someone my age to have colon cancer with no family history?

Not common but could: While colon cancer is not common in your age group, it is possible, even with no known family history. Only 30% of colon cancer is hereditary, and often families don't know about or are confused about their family history. If you have symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, or weight loss, you should be evaluated by your physician. He/she can decide if you need further workup. ...Read more

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Age 79, male, colon cancer Pt3n1b, surgery finished. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy recommended ? or both?

Age 79, male, colon cancer Pt3n1b, surgery finished. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy recommended ? or both?

More info: The molecular and some of the subtle microscopic features must also be considered. Then the odds with and without different modalities can be reviewed. It will be your choice. ...Read more

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My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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At what age should people check for colon cancer?

At what age should people check for colon cancer?

50: Colon cancer screening is recommended beginning at age 50, unless one has a strong family history, in which case screening should begin 10 years earlier. The frequency of subsequent screening tests is dependent on the findings and the method of screening chosen. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more