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What is the incidence of colon cancer per age group?

What is the incidence of colon cancer per age group?

Mostly: Occurs after age 50, when screening colonoscopy is recommended. Rarely occurs at your age of 22 as previously discussed here. ...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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If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

0.3%, 3/1000 in 20yr: According to cdc : the chance of a 30 year old man getting colo-rectal cancer in the next 20 years is only 0.30 % or only 3 out of a 1000. Goto --> http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age.Htm no statistics for a 20 year, sorry. For women the number is slightly lower @ 0.27%. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

Above Average.: Crohn's disease alone shows an increased risk of colon cancer formation, as well as an increased risk of getting lymphoma. If you have crohn's and lymphoma, the lymphoma is not luikely to add increased risk of developing colon ca. The exact amount of increased risk is varied with the amount of the bowel inflamed by crohn's. There is no specific number risk i can quote. ...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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When am i at most risk for colon cancer? At what age?

When am i at most risk for colon cancer? At what age?

Risk rises with age: Risk of colon cancer starts to rose significantly around are 45, and the risk continues to rise with every passing decade of life, though there is a hint that the rate of rise slows down in the ninth decade of life. ...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

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What exactly is the most common age to get colon cancer?

What exactly is the most common age to get colon cancer?

After 60 years of ag: It is disease of middle age an dolder years(over 60-65 years.). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

>50 years unless: You have predisposing risks such as ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis. That is why screening colonscopy is recommended at that age. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

With some genetic : Disorders it can occur at very young ages, as young as 20. Hnpcc and lynch syndrome are associated with these early age colon cancers. ...Read more

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At which ages are you more likely at risk for colon cancer?

At which ages are you more likely at risk for colon cancer?

Depends: People at risk for colon polyps and colon cancer are at most risk between age 50 and 75 and thus should be screened via colonoscopy or other means. If a personal or family history is present screening should begin before age 50. ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing colon cancer under age 20 ?

What are the odds of developing colon cancer under age 20 ?

Risk rises with age: Risk of colon cancer starts to rise significantly around age 45, and the risk continues to rise with every passing decade of life, though there is a hint that the rate of rise slows down in the ninth decade of life. If you have symptoms of colon cancer, though, you need medical attention no matter how young you are. ...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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What are the chances of developing colon cancer before the age of 20?

Rare: Colon cancer while not common before age 20 unless inherited is becoming more common in the 20-30 age group. This change is probably environmental with exposure to factors such as viruses not previousl seen. Inflammatory changes in bowel is also predisposing to earlier colon malignancies. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing colon cancer if you are under age 20?

Special cases: If you have familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon, which is not rare, you will have many polyps even as a teen and you have a good chance of getting cancer age age 20. If you have childhood ulcerative colitis, your risk is high. ...Read more

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What are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

What are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. Generally, risks of colon cancer are higher after age 50. A cleveland clinic site states that less than 2% of colon cancer occurs under age 40. Even less common to have colon cancer in age 30's or younger. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have colon cancer at age 21?

Is it possible for me to have colon cancer at age 21?

If genetically susce: Patients with family history of certain mutations can develop colon cancer at an early age. For a person without such history, it is very unlikely to have colon cancer at 21. ...Read more

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At what age should people check for colon cancer?

50: Colon cancer screening is recommended beginning at age 50, unless one has a strong family history, in which case screening should begin 10 years earlier. The frequency of subsequent screening tests is dependent on the findings and the method of screening chosen. ...Read more

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Incidence (Definition)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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