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Is It Possible For Me To Have Colon Cancer At Age 21
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
Why are most doctors so quick to write off colon cancer probability in a 21 year old? Most doctors wont test me for colon cancer why?
I'm 21 year old female, my father was diagnosed and died from colon cancer, I think I may have some problem with my colon as well.
HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation
Less likely: although possible however it is less likely at age of 18 to have colon cancer. if very significant risk is present like familial polyposis, or crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or other cancer syndrome- one can develop colon cancer at younger age -but usually older than 18 . ...Read more
Not common but could: While colon cancer is not common in your age group, it is possible, even with no known family history. Only 30% of colon cancer is hereditary, and often families don't know about or are confused about their family history. If you have symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, or weight loss, you should be evaluated by your physician. He/she can decide if you need further workup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is liver or colon cancer at age 20? Never smoke or drink, very fit and otherwise healthy. Male.
How likely would it be for an 18 year old to have colon cancer? (No cancer in family) I simply want to know the chances of colon cancer at my age.
Low: The chances are low. Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There are certain clues in a history we use to determine a risk profile. This can only be ascertained in a face to face discussion. This forum is subpar for this type of discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?
Very, very low: More than 90% of colon cancers are diagnosed in patients above 50 years old. People less than 30 yrs of age in the us have about 0.06% chance of developing colon cancer over 10 years and < 1% chance over next 30 years of their lives. The incidence in younger (< 50) persons has actually increased slightly over the last decade. Blood in the stool could be due to benign causes - if in doubt, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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