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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?
Maybe: The increased risk to you is usually in 1st degree relatives such as parents or siblings. Genetic-related colon cancers only account for about 20% of all colon cancers. ...Read more
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
Generally there are guidelines for this and it is based on your age and risk and is not usually required on a yearly basis. See the acs website
meeting with a local GI or surgeon can also help decide on how frequently this should be performed, . ...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 more
Great aunt on my dad's side said her, and her brother, and sister had colon cancer. Could I get it too?
Yes: Yes anybody can get it, some people are predisposed genetically. Family history is important, but mainly on first degree family members (father, mother, brother / sister). ...Read more
If a person in their mid 30's were to get colon cancer would it almost always be due to a hereditary form of cancer compared to sporadic?
Maybe: Some hereditary factors increase colon cancer risks such as some types of colitis (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease), familial polyposis, hnpcc, lynch syndrome, etc. But younger people can get spontaneous colon cancers too. Get a referral to a gastroenterologist as indicated. Most colon cancer occurs after age 50, and reported 8-10 people per 100, 000 get colon cancer under age 50. ...Read more
Its necessary to have a colonoscopy when you are of the age of 50, Should one get one sooner if Colon cancer is in the family? What age
Reason &indication: Yes, in asymptomatic general population surveillance colonoscopy done at age of 50 the common age for colon cancer If you have symptoms, including genetic predisposition above rule does not apply, done at any age. Age is no exception to cancer Do not get panicky Speak to your doctor and go for preliminary simple investigations first, before under taking complex tests. ...Read more
Ten years earlier: While a grandfather is not a first degree relative it may suggest an inherited gene problem and may be a good reason to seek genetic counseling and testing. Most cancers are still random events, but I would suggest doing a colonoscopy at age thirty for peace of mind. If negative, then age forty. ...Read more
Yes, & other cancers: The national cancer institute, on its website, lists several cancers whose risks are increased in an obese person. The cancers are: breast cancer in post-menopausal women (women after menopause), endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus' lining), colon cancer, kidney cancer, and esophagus cancer (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). ...Read more
Many options: Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis. Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation. ...Read more
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