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Doctor insights on: How Many Teens Die Of Colon Cancer Per Year

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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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I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?

Why do you ask?: First, it's extremely uncommon for a 17 year old to have ordinary colon cancer unless there's a pre-existing multiple-polyps syndrome. Second, colon cancer almost never spreads to the spleen. Something is not right here. You need to find out exactly what's happening before you make any plans. I hope you get this solved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?

Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?

Colon ca: although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. other things like infections,or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD,celiac dz.. d/w your MD in detail ...Read more

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How fast would colon cancer grow in a 62 year old man?

How fast would colon cancer grow in a 62 year old man?

Variable: It depends more on the cell type of the cancer than the person's age. Usually colon cancers grow fairly slowly, but some can have a more aggressive cell type. ...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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How probable would it be for a 15 year old to have colon cancer?

How probable would it be for a 15 year old to have colon cancer?

Very very rare: Even with a strong family history of colon cancer, it is extremely unlikely for a 15 year old to have colon cancer. See this site for hereditary colon cancer info. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/guide/inherited-colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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One year post op for colon cancer what are chances for reoccurrence?

One year post op for colon cancer what are chances for reoccurrence?

Surveillance: Congratulations on this milestone, 1year survivor. Your long term health, recurrance risk, survival will be improved with surveillance. Go see your doc or your oncologist about lab work, colonoscopy as part of your surveillance. The stage, grade and details of adjuvant therapy also impact your survival and risk for recurrance. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a 76 year old afrimight it be that a american man survive colon cancer?

Might it be that a a 76 year old afrimight it be that a american man survive colon cancer?

Yes: There have been enumerable advances in the treatment of colon cancer over the past decade. The surgery to remove the cancer is often safe. In the event that chemotherapy is recommended, the response rates are quite high. ...Read more

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How quickly do symptoms progress with colon cancer? I'm an 18 year old male exhibiting colon cancer-like symptoms.

How quickly do symptoms progress with colon cancer? I'm an 18 year old male exhibiting colon cancer-like symptoms.

Cancer warning signs: Warning signs for bowel cancer include blood in stool, change in bowel habits, change in stool caliber and abdominal discomfort, but none are specific for bowel cancer. A doctor can help sort out any symptoms. How quickly symptoms progress is variable among individuals. ...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. Janice Alexander
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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