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Is It Possible For 18 Year Olds To Have Stomach Cancer
Yes, but very rare: It is rare to have gastric cancer at such a young age. However, a familial type of gastric cancer does exist (hereditary diffuse gastric cancer). Worldwide, the incidence of stomach cancer among population aged between 25-35 is increasing suggesting perhaps there is a new enviromental exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Very, very unlikely: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, occurring very rarely in one's 20's, sporadically in the 30's, and then increasing with each decade of life. An adolescent with a breast lump still requires physician evaluation, but a benign tumor called a fibroadenoma is far more likely. ...Read more
Liver cancer: It is extremely uncommon so much so that in 50 years of practice I have never seen a case ...Read more
Mouth cancer: Cancer can affect even young people. I think it will take more years of smoking to get it. If you have a lesion or worried about something in your mouth, see your doctor or your dentist who could check your mouth and biopsy any lesion if there is one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare: It would be rare but it is possible. ...Read more
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How likely is it for a 14 year old male to have esophageal cancer? Any percent that he could have it? Has had GERD for 7 years. Thanks.
Rare: This would be very rare!Get a more detailed answer ›
I think I might have colon cancer. Is it possible for colon cancer to spread to the lymph nodes in my neck? If so how likely? I'm 18 years old. Female
Not Very Likely: Given your age it is highly unlikely you have colon cancer. Major factors that increase the risk of colon cancer include family history, age, and inflammatory bowel disease. Most common cause of swollen lymph nodes in neck are a recent viral or bacterial infection. See your doctor if you are concerned or have concerning gastrointestinal complaints. ...Read more
Yes, but very rare: Stomach cancer in children younger than 18 years account for less than 1% of all stomach cancer cases. Fewer than 100 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in children each year in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/healthprofessional/page4. ...Read more
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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