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Colon Cancer And Healthy Weight
Curious: What are the chances of colon cancer in someone age 34, non smoker, rare drinker, no fam hx, healthy weight (BMI around 21 or 22)?
Low risk before 50: Colon Cancer and Age 90% of new cases and 95% of deaths from colon cancer occur in people 50 or older. However, colon cancer does not discriminate and can happen to men and women at any age. While rates for colon cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 years has been increasing. Just launched! New pages with tons of information about young-onset colon cancer, who’s at highest risk and resources for you. Check them out! Colon Cancer and Ethnicity and Race Jews of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews) may have a higher rate of colon cancer. Partly because of disproportionate screening, African-American men and women have a higher risk of developing colon cancer and a lower survival rate (about 20% higher incidence rate and 45% higher mortality rate) compared to Caucasians, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans. The risk of death is also increased for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. Colon Cancer and Family History People with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling, or children) who has colon cancer are between two and three times the risk of developing the cancer than those without a family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can pain caused by colon cancer go away for 10 days then return? I ate healthier and stopped worrying about it, then i began worrying and pain returns
How common is liver or colon cancer at age 20? Never smoke or drink, very fit and otherwise healthy. Male.
My wife has colon cancer and has no appetite to speak of. She's lossing a lot of weight. What do you know about ghrelin? Is this something she could b
Need supportive team: Having a diagnosis of cancer's very overwhelming.Depression happens frequently in cancer patients.It can manifest as withdrawal, decrease apetite, feeling worthless, sad, etc-.Talking about cancer isn't easy for some cancer patient especially when they are depressed. Give her some time, be there and be supportive. Ghrelin is not the answer.Weight loss could be due to cancer+/- depression. D/w md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a virtual colonoscopy a good choice for a 35 yo healthy female who has a family history of colon cancer?
Perhaps: Virtual colonoscopy can certainly find colon polyps. The problem is that if one is found you would have to have another colon prep and colonoscopy so that the polyp could be biopsied. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors for colon cancer colonoscopy may be the better test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a for the most part healthy 16 year old female with no family history of cancer getting colon cancer?
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