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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...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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How rare is colon cancer in 20s? And why is it rare in young people if it is rare?

How rare is colon cancer in 20s? And why is it rare in young people if it is rare?

Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Full explanation please of why colon cancer is so rare in their 20s? But I read online of hundreds of stories people are telling about colon cancer in their 20s

Full explanation please of why colon cancer is so rare in their 20s? But I read online of hundreds of stories people are telling about colon cancer in their 20s

It is rare: This normally is a disease of people over 50 and more typically in their 60's. Some theories about colon cancer suggest that a series of mutations must occur over time. This likely the reason that it is a rare disease in young patients. It can occur in the young as part of a genetic syndrome. Usually found in families. The typical rarely is news or of internet interest. The odd situation is. ...Read more

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What are the incidence of colon cancer in my 20s im 22 by the way with no family history?

What are the incidence of colon cancer in my 20s im 22 by the way with no family history?

Very very low: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html from 2005-2009, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the colon and rectum was 69 years of age3. Approximately 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20; 1.1% between 20 and 34; 4.0% between 35 and 44; 13.4% between 45 and 54; 20.4% between 55 and 64; 24.0% between 65 and 74; 25.0% between 75 and 84; and 12.0% 85+ years of age. ...Read more

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How many cases of colon cancer among people in the 20s age froup?

How many cases of colon cancer among people in the 20s age froup?

Rare BUT...: There are cancer-family syndrome in which many of the affected individuals have colon cancer by their mid-20's. If you have any reason to ask, a good primary care physician will tell you whether the risk warrants being 'scoped. ...Read more

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In 2011-2012 what is.The estimated percentage of colon cancer awith someone in their 20s how worried should I be?

Extremely low: The incidence of colon cancer is very unusual or even rare under the age of 40. If there is an underlying condition such as colitis or familial polyposis, then the disease can occur very early. If there is a history of a very young person in your family that got colon cancer, then your risk is high enough to have a screening colonoscopy around the same age. ...Read more

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Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's , in general , is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited. ...Read more

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I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one thing i'm fairly sure this is not is colon cancer. Can produce overt or covert blood, cramping, varied and changed bm patterns. A physical exam and full history would help a lot before mor costly testing. ...Read more

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How often.Do people in their 20s have colon cancer? Im 22 I havnt.Been hungry as usual

How often.Do people in their 20s have colon cancer? Im 22 I havnt.Been hungry as usual

Rare unless...: People with one of the cancer-family syndromes (familial polyposis, lynch's, turcot's, a few others) get colon cancer fairly often; otherwise it's rare. If you're actually losing weight because you're not hungry, a physician's office visit is in order -- lots of possible causes worth finding. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?

Depends: On whether it is part of a genetic predisposition such as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (hnpcc), or an isolated event and you never have another polyp. Your GI doc will recommend the appropriate follow-up to minimize the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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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. Corey Clay
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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