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Can children get colon cancer?

Can children get colon cancer?

Yes: Usually adult children. The youngest patient I have seen in my practice with a family history of colon cancer, was first diagnosed at age 18. ...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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When should you get checked for colon cancer?

When should you get checked for colon cancer?

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

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Can you get colon cancer from wall thickening?

Can you get colon cancer from wall thickening?

No: Causes of wall thickening are usually inflammation. Still, you should continue to be checked until the thickening disappears. ...Read more

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Are some people more likely to get colon cancer?

Are some people more likely to get colon cancer?

Yes: Personal hx colon cancer or polyps or breast cancer, family history of colon/rectal cancer or polyps, inflammatory bowel disease and age over 50 are all factors that increase one's risk for development of colon cancer. If in doubt, check it out! ...Read more

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Do 13 year olds get colon cancer? If yes, how often?

Do 13 year olds get colon cancer? If yes, how often?

Extremely rare: But possible 0.1 % colon cancer occurs in twenties, mostly due to genetic predisposition, 13 yr even rare Age is no exception for cancer ...Read more

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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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Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Yes, sometimes: Symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss. However, colon cancer can occur without symptoms. That s why sceening colonoscopy in asymptomatic patients is warranted. ...Read more

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Could I get colon cancer after having an impacted colon for years?

Could I get colon cancer after having an impacted colon for years?

Yes: Or without it being impacted. If you have chronic constipation, look for a cause. Hypothyroidism and porphyria are only two causes that are often missed; if you've lived overseas where Chagas' is present, that's a possibility. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's probable to get the munchies with colon cancer?

Is it true that it's probable to get the munchies with colon cancer?

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

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Is it possible for a teen to be the first and only one in his family to get colon cancer?

Is it possible for a teen to be the first and only one in his family to get colon cancer?

Yes: It is certainly more common to have a family history, but rarely, cancer can occur in a young person, without any family history, as cells can mutate into cancerous ones. ...Read more

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What is the percentage chance a 24 year old can get colon cancer I'm 6ft 220 so I'm not that big?

Negligible: 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

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If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?

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

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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?

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

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Hi docs, do you think I can get colon cancer at age 18?

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

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Should I get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Should I get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: 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

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How can colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

How can colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

Unfortunate: This can happen and does so more often than we'd like. Doesn't effect function till later. ...Read more

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How often will a 22 year old get diagnosed with colon cancer?

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

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Why don't women get colonoscopies considering they can get colon cancer too?

Why don't women get colonoscopies considering they can get colon cancer too?

They should: It is recommended that both men and women undergo screening colonoscopy at age 50.Women get colon cancer also. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

What are the chances of getting colon cancer and how did doctors get that probability?

46 cases/yr in 100K: The risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum is low (46 cases out of 100k population per year, in the us.)
this comes from large population data studies, called "seer cancer statistics review"
http://seer. Cancer. Gov/statfacts/html/colorect. Html. ...Read more

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Great aunt on my dad's side said her, and her brother, and sister had colon cancer. Could I get it too?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Can you get colon cancer from an enema?

Can you get colon cancer from an enema?

NO: This should not cause colon cancer unless you are putting some very toxic substance in the enema bag. ...Read more

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When should a man get screened for colon cancer if his grandpa died of it in his 40s?

When should a man get screened for colon cancer if his grandpa died of it in his 40s?

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

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Can colon cancer patients get a colon transplant?

Can colon cancer patients get a colon transplant?

No, not needed: The good news is that you don't absolutely need your colon. For most colon cancers, the amount of colon that needs to be removed will not be missed. ...Read more

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Are obese people more likely to get colon cancer?

Are obese people more likely to get colon cancer?

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

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more