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Can Children Get Colon Cancer
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
Q 5yrs: If asymptomatic most people should have colorectal screening every 5 yrs starting at age 40. If symptomatic such as with losing wt., change in bowel habit, developing a new inguinal hernia over age 40 (increased intra abdominal pressure) and evidence of blood in stool one should get checked for colon cancer which is on the increase especially in younger people. ...Read more
After 60 years of ag: It is disease of middle age an dolder years (over 60-65 years.). ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: One way or the other unless you are using medical marijuana to control pain, in which case you may get the munchies. ...Read more
What is the percentage chance a 24 year old can get colon cancer I'm 6ft 220 so I'm not that big?
Unless there is family history of early age colon cancer, your chance of having colon cancer is negligible. You may consult this site for more info.
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780097/
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?
How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?
Colonoscopy at 50:
There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors you should get a colonoscopy at age 50. Avoid the behavioral risk factors of diet that may be applicable to you.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/risk-factors/CON-20031877 ...Read more
Less likely: Although possible however it is less likely at age of 18 to have colon cancer. if very significant risk is present like familial polyposis, or crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or other cancer syndrome- one can develop colon cancer at younger age -but usually older than 18. ...Read more
Unfortunate: This can happen and does so more often than we'd like. Doesn't effect function till later. ...Read more
Not often: Although it's possible, it's unlikely. A study I just read sited of people ages 20-49 about 8.4/100, 000. Keep in mind that includes the range of ages. If you have family with colon cancer at a young age, that would increase your risk....And you would not be in the 8.5/100, 00. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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