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Can I get rectal cancer at the age of 20 years?

Can I get rectal cancer at the age of 20 years?

Unlikely: A few people have genetic disorders and may develop colon/rectal cancer at an early age, otherwise it is uncommon before the age of 40 or so. ...Read more

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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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Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Yes but rare: Children and young adults are not immune from getting cancers, however fortunately the incidence is very low. ...Read more

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Can you get breast cancer at the age of 23 year olds?

Can you get breast cancer at the age of 23 year olds?

Rare but possible: Rare but possible. Family history and genetic predisposition can increase this chance. A physician should be seen in-person if there is any concern. ...Read more

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My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, I´ve read the average age of screening is at 50, but should I get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)

My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, I´ve read the average age of screening is at 50, but should I get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)

Yes ACS Guidelines: The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines place you in the increased risk category for colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps if you have any first-degree relative aged 60 or older with either condition. They recommend a colonoscopy starting at age 40. ...Read more

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What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37? I have hemrroids for the first time in my life.

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What are the chances of colorectal cancer at age 37? I have hemrroids for the first time in my life.

Low: Fairly low, unless you have a first degree relative with colon cancer early in life. If you develop symptoms that are unusual for simple hemorrhoids, you should have additional testing. As always, if things don't go the way they're supposed to, go back to your doctor for the next step in the plan. ...Read more

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I simply want to know what are the chances of colon cancer occurring at 18 years old? I'm an 18 year old female. What are the chances of colon cancer?

I simply want to know what are the chances of colon cancer occurring at 18 years old? I'm an 18 year old female. What are the chances of colon cancer?

Extremely rare: In certain cases of congenital polyposis, colon cancer may occur early. The acquired form takes 3 hits to eventually produce a field effect in specific areas of the colon. Here, polyps or cancer may arise. It is felt that this is due to secondary infection from the polyoma virus that induces the original change but then a secondary infection with EBV is needed to induce needed telomerase activit ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have got bowel cancer at the age of 14 ?

How can I tell if I have got bowel cancer at the age of 14 ?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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At what age should someone with a skin tag start screening for bowel polyps / cancer (have had the skin tag since age 19 and am 31 now)?

At what age should someone with a skin tag start screening for bowel polyps / cancer (have had the skin tag since age 19 and am 31 now)?

Not related: Skin tags do not increase or decrease the risk of colon cancer. Screening for colon cancer before age 50 is not recommended for people who have no risk factors (such as family history of early onset colon cancer or multiple colon polyps). ...Read more

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I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

I see that young men can't get testicular cancer still unsure. Can young men at the age of 20 get testicular tumors/cancer?

Men from: Puberty through mid 30's are at peak age of testis cancer...Sayikng that, any age can get testis cancer and lumps and changes warrant exams. Disease is highly curable, and the earlier one detects, the less treatment. However, even disease spread to lungs and brain can be cured. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of lung cancer at 16 years old?

How to tell if I am at risk of lung cancer at 16 years old?

Do you smoke?: If you smoke, then you are at risk for developing lung cancer at a later age. If you have a family history of lung cancer in non-smokers, or if you are exposed to wood or silica dust, asbestos, or second-hand smoke on a regular basis, you are also at risk. It's rare to develop lung cancer at age 16, but what you do at age 16 influences your later risk! ...Read more

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At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

Mainly in older peop: There is no specific age in lung cancer, yes it is possible at age 20, but extremely rare, it can happen even in people who never smoked. However the majority of lung cancer patients are in their 50s and older, and the longer the history of smoking, the higher the risk. There are multiple research projects going on to try to identify genetic/hereditary factors. ...Read more

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Was told i had signs of paget's cancer of the breast. How can i, a 16 year old male, get cancer?

Was told i had signs of paget's cancer of the breast. How can i, a 16 year old male, get cancer?

Uncommon : Breast cancer is rare in men, especially someone your age. First, i'd like to know who told you. Was it a doc? Did you get a biopsy? If it was not a doctor, please see one. Odds are against it being paget's but i guess it is possible. If you truly have this, you need to see a multidisciplinary group with surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation doc plus a specialist on inherited cancers. ...Read more

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My bone age is 12 years and my actual age is 20 years can I increase height at 20 age ? If yes then tell me the proper name of medicine .

My bone age is 12 years and my actual age is 20 years can I increase height at 20 age ? If yes then tell me the proper name of medicine .

Yes: If your BA is 12 , it suggests you have several years during which you can grow under the right treatment.It is also suggestive of hormonal deficiencies,that would include growth hormone and possibly others. Your profile lists many initial tests but more will be needed. An endocrinologist should be consulted to help with testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Will the depo shot make my HPV worse and possibly cause cancer? Also concerned about breast cancer? What are the odds, 20 year old female, healthy

Will the depo shot make my HPV worse and possibly cause cancer? Also concerned about breast cancer? What are the odds, 20 year old female, healthy

Women's Health: 19 yo woman examining risks and benefits of birth control. These are very valid concerns. Studies show there may be a higher risk of breast cancer in women who take oral contraception and the same risks may exist with depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) see link. For HPV, get the vaccine and get your Pap smear at age 21 +follow USPST recs. http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/CurrentorRecentUseofBirthControlPills.html ...Read more

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At what age should you be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer if grandmother and aunt had each at early age in 30s/40s? Brca testing?;

At what age should you be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer if grandmother and aunt had each at early age in 30s/40s? Brca testing?;

See genetics: Early age breast cancer might signal an inherited gene mutation such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, for which screening would begin around the age of 25. See a geneticist to assess risk for an inherited cancer syndrome. Cervical cancer screening begins by age 21. Family history may be a sign of shared environmental or lifestyle factors but inherited risk unlikely; tell your GYN the family history. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 and had a single hyperplastic colon pylop removed 22cm from anal verge what are the risk will I get more or am I at low risk ?

Hi I am 23 and had a single hyperplastic colon pylop removed 22cm from anal verge what are the risk will I get more or am I at low risk ?

Colon Polyp: Hyperplastic polyps can occur and re-occur. The nice thing about these type of polyps is that they are totally benign. They have absolutely no risk of becoming colon cancer! It is possible though that you could develop other "pre-cancerous polyps", but that has nothing to do with these hyperplastic polyps. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ...Read more