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Doctor insights on: Can Young People Get Colon Cancer

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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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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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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

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Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?

Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?

Yes: In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age. ...Read more

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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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Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Not usaually: Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers. ...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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How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask? ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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