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How rare is colon cancer in a 25 year old?

How rare is colon cancer in a 25 year old?

Pretty rare: Please check out www. Michaelsmission. Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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 a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.

How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.

Colon cancer: Colon cancer is rare is young people but can be see in association with diseases such as familial polyposis. Patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease involving the colon with longstanding colitis are at greater risk of developing colon or rectal cancer than the general population. Patients who develop IBD at a younger age may be at an increased risk when they are older. ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family I have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.

How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family I have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.

Depends: Colon cancer is rare at your age. It is prudent to get screening colonoscopy at an age ten years younger than the lowest age at which any family member was diagnosed with colon cancer. ...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 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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What is the percentage chance a 24 year old can get colon cancer I'm 6ft 220 so I'm not that big?

Negligible: Unless there is family history of early age colon cancer, your chance of having colon cancer is negligible. You may consult this site for more info.
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780097/
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

Very low.: Unless you have an underlying disease loike ulcerativ colitis or a strong family history of bowel cancer or multiple polyps, your risk is very low. Get off your american diet and go with more grains, veggies and less processed foods! ...Read more

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How often will a 22 year old get diagnosed with colon cancer?

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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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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Is colon cancer extremely common, as compared to other cancers, in a healthy 65 year old adult?

Is colon cancer extremely common, as compared to other cancers, in a healthy 65 year old adult?

Colon CA: Yes. But if you smoke or ever did then lung would move up to be more common. Please add that to your risk possibilities. ...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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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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22 year old male terrified of colon cancer my appetite hasn't really been there lately how likely is it due to colon cancer what are my realistic odds?

Odds are small....: Colon cancer would be quite rare at your age. Are you having symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum (not usually cancer - more likely to be a tear or hemorrhoid) or black bowel movements? Do you have a family history with many folks who have colon cancer at young ages? Have you been advised by a doctor to start having colonoscopies early? If not, you may want to talk to your doctor re: anxiety. ...Read more

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If you are a 40-year-old vegetarian--should I check for colon cancer?

If you are a 40-year-old vegetarian--should I check for colon cancer?

Not yet.: Colon cancer screening should begin at age 50 unless you have a family history of colon cancer. While we believe colon cancer to be associated with high red meat diets, being a vegetarian should not exclude you from routine screening. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

It happens...: Teens and young adults do get colon cancer, but over 90% of all cases occur in adults over 50 years of age. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer common for 36 year old male with no family history?

Is colon cancer common for 36 year old male with no family history?

No: Colon cancer is at your age of 36 is 0.25% (2.5 chances in 1000)over the next 10 years, 9.2 chances in 1000 over next 20 yrs. So the answer is it is very RARE for your age. If you are having colon symptoms see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am not constipated but at the end of my bm I feel that there`s a part that won`t come out. Can a 23 year old have colon cancer?

Yes: It would be inordinately uncommon, but a 23 year old can have colon cancer. To be sure you are not missing anything, see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Why are most doctors so quick to write off colon cancer probability in a 21 year old? Most doctors won't test me for colon cancer why?

Why are most doctors so quick to write off colon cancer probability in a 21 year old? Most doctors won't test me for colon cancer why?

Too young: Unless you have bad genetic mutation and/or terrible luck, colon cancer is exceeding rare for a 21 year old. Screening colonoscopy has an unacceptable complication vs benefit ratio when performed on an asymptomatic, normal risk young person. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old girl have colon cancer?

Rare but yes: There are rare instances of colon cancers in children but it does occur. Cancer centers and geneticists have documented this in families who have more than one type of cancer within the family. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?

What is the life expectancy for a 78 year old man with stage 3 colon cancer which has not spread?

Variable: There is >50% chance that your colon cancer is cured with surgery already, in which case your life expectancy should be like a normal healthy person. You may benefit from treatment using adjuvant chemotherapy, if your tumor had spread/involved the lymph nodes in the abdomen. Check with your doctor and let us know how many nodes were involved with your tumor? ...Read more

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What are the chances of a for the most part healthy 16 year old female with no family history of cancer getting colon cancer?

What are the chances of a for the most part healthy 16 year old female with no family history of cancer getting colon cancer?

Not worth a worry: Colon Cancer typically occurs in middle aged and older folks. It is extremely rare under 30 years of age. So you need not worry about it unless you develop some serious symptoms which may then require a visit to your doctor. ...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?

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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How likely is colon cancer is a 20-25 year old male who doesn't smoke, drink, good diet. Father's mother died of colon cancer, but dad is totally fine.

How likely is colon cancer is a 20-25 year old male who doesn't smoke, drink, good diet. Father's mother died of colon cancer, but dad is totally fine.

Not likely: Not likely but should start surveillance with colonoscopy at either age 40 or ten years prior to age of DX in relative with carcinoma, whichever is sooner. Dad should undergo surveillance as well as should all if his siblings, starting age 40. ...Read more

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What are the chances this is colon cancer? Loose bloody stool. 25 year old male with history of ibd. Seeing a GI doc soon.

What are the chances this is colon cancer? Loose bloody stool. 25 year old male with history of ibd. Seeing a GI doc soon.

Loose stool.: At your age, unless you have a strong family history of colon cancer, it would be very unlikely that you have colon cancer. But given your history of IBD and your current symptoms, a colonoscopy would be in order. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more