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What are rare causes of poor appetite im 22 is cancer an early sign?

What are rare causes of poor appetite im 22  is cancer an early sign?

Not in a 22 year old: Cancer may be a sign in an older person. There are many causes of anorexia and it would require taking history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003121.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the best way to get nutrition into someone (the best foods or types of foods) with stage 4 cancer with very little appetite?

What is the best way to get nutrition into someone (the best foods or types of foods) with stage 4 cancer with very little appetite?

Be wise: Ask guidance from your physician about the big picture. If there is a mechanical barrier to eating (esophageal or throat cancer, or bowel obstruction), feeding may not be possible. At the end of life, many people do not wish to eat. It's likely your loved one will be gone soon, and perhaps sharing time, warmth & love together is more important than "getting nutrition into" them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

Yes.: Yes. It can also be a sign of depression, anxiety, and a host of chronic illnesses. It can also be seen in people who are healthy but just don't get hungry. The poor appetite of cancer is usually associated with unintentional weight loss. ...Read more

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I'm 20 year old male and in 2 years i've lost 20 pounds and my appetite has diminished. Do I have cancer?

Other symptoms?: Unintentional weight loss is associated with cancer, but usually there are also other symptoms. I would become more concerned if you had unexplained fevers, enlarged lymph nodes, new bruising or bleeding, pain, or a mass that you could feel. More common causes of weight loss due to decreased intake are related to the gastrointestinal system. I would see doc if you have anything in addition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer I have a lot of middle chest pain fill full all the time not much appetite?

What are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer I have a lot of middle chest pain fill full all the time not much appetite?

Problems swallowing!: Some typical symptoms are difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), "food getting stuck", abnormal weighloss, chest pain/burning, heartburn and indigestion, fatigue and others. Your symptoms are certainly abnormal and need an appropriate work up immediately. Contact your doctor to evaluate for other causes as well like heart, lung, blood, lymph system diseases. ...Read more

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Poor appetite is that common with colon cancer?

Can be: However, this can be from a lot of things. If you are concerned, please go to your doctor and go over your symptoms. They are the best ones to guide you through this. ...Read more

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In stage 4 colon cancer if appetite is poor / gone down , does this mean it's terminal ?

In stage 4 colon cancer if appetite is poor / gone down , does this mean it's terminal ?

In most progressive: advanced disease states, apatite eventually decreases, lots of individual variables. In any state of health, enough decrease in nutritional intake makes it increasingly difficult to impossible to maintain body functions. ...Read more

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22 year old male terrified of colon cancer my appetite hasnt really been there lately how likely is it due to colon cancer what are my realistic odds?

22 year old male terrified of colon cancer  my appetite hasnt really been there lately how likely is it due to colon cancer what are my realistic odds?

Odds are small....: Colon cancer would be quite rare at your age. Are you having symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum (not usually cancer - more likely to be a tear or hemorrhoid) or black bowel movements? Do you have a family history with many folks who have colon cancer at young ages? Have you been advised by a doctor to start having colonoscopies early? If not, you may want to talk to your doctor re: anxiety. ...Read more

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I've heard basically a 22 yr olds chance of colon cancer is pretty much nil is this true? If so why? I only have a poor appetite thats not a specific symptom of colon cancer right? Please explain in detail

You need a workup!: Colon cancer is rare indeed at age 22. So you need an evaluation for your poor appetite--many possibilities, would depend on a physical exam and other heath history. This sounds like a situation where you need a f2f visit! ...Read more

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