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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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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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Is it possible to have colon cancer at 18?

Is it possible to have colon cancer at 18?

Very unlikely: Colon cancer typically starts after the age of 50, although due to obesity and other factors there is been a trend of increasing incidence in the younger groups. Even so, colon cancer is very unlikely at ages younger than 40. Even if one has the classical familial polyposis which is at a higher risk for colon cancer, the average age is still 39. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast cancer at age 17?

Is it possible to have breast cancer at age 17?

Very rare: The majority of lumps in 17 year old breast will be benign (not cancer). Most women do not develop breast cancer until they are in their 40's or 50's or older. Some women with a very strong family history where other family members got cancer at an early age may get it early too but this is very rare. If concern, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a colonoscopy at age 43 if there is a family history of colon cancer? What other tests are needed at this age?

Is it recommended to get a colonoscopy at age 43 if there is a  family history of colon cancer? What other tests are needed at this age?

10 years before diag: A basic guideline is that in the case of a potentially inherited cancer trait, that we start screening 10 years before the presentation of a first degree relative, i.e. Parent or sibling. If the relative was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 53, we consider beginning screening tests at 43. Otherwise begin screenings as age appropriate, colonoscopy age 50, mammo age 40. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

Is it possible to have gastric adenocarcinoma cancer at the age of 16?

It is not comon: To have cancer in adolescence: lymphoma, leukemia, testis and bony tumors osteo- and ewings sarcoma. Brain tumors too. These i've seen, heard ofand treated. I guess it is possible to have gastric adeno in adolescence...I've never seen or heard of it. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Can it be possible for you to get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

Possible but rare: It is very unlikely for a 16 year old to develop gynecologic cancer. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/spring07/articles/spring07pg13.html. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have lung cancer at 20?

Is it possible for me to have lung cancer at 20?

Not likely: While anything is possible, it would be highly unusual for lung cancer to develop in a 20 year old. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone my age to have colon cancer with no family history?

How common is it for someone my age to have colon cancer with no family history?

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 more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer at age 13?

Is it possible to get breast cancer at age 13?

Breast Cancer: Although breast cancer is rare in teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor who can decide if any diagnostic tests such as mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy are indicated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Is it possible to get melanoma eye cancer at any age?

Yes: Unfortunately ocular melanoma can strike anyone. If you experience any vision changes see your eye md at once, because ocular melanoma can metastasize to the liver and kill. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your ?

Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your ?

Very rare: It is possible but unlikely. The incidence of prostate cancer in patients under 50 is very low and usually found in patients with a strong family history. Psa can be elevatd due to other noncancer causes and is controversial as a screening tool. You should see a urologist to discuss further. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

Breast Cancer Age: Any age is possible for Breast Cancer though it would be rare in children. It is more common as you age and with certain risk factors such as genetic propensity, obesity with overly large breasts, smokers, radiation exposure, and other factors ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

BRACA dependent: Since it takes many hits and time for a cell to transform, breast cancer is most frequent over the age of 40. With BRACA mutations congenital breast malignancies can develop under the age of 20. Any mass appearing in a young womans breast must be evaluated as a fibroadenoma or developing malignancy. Patients without BRACA have been seen as young as 17 y.o. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 21 year old to get breast cancer?

Is it possible for a 21 year old to get breast cancer?

Unlikely : Unlikely that a breast lump be malignant in a 21 year old but see your doctor for an evaluation as they will be the best judge of what is going on and give you appropriate advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer at sixteen?

Breast Cancer: Although it is rare to get breast cancer in the teens any breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge or other concerns should be reported to your doctor. He or she can decide if diagnostic tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy are necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have throat cancer at the age of 18?

Is it possible to have throat cancer at the age of 18?

Not likely: It's not impossible, but highly unlikely. There are few juvenile cancers that affect the throat but get checked out by a throat specialist if there are persistent concerns. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have colon cancer earlier than grandparent who had it?

Is it possible for me to have colon cancer earlier than grandparent who had it?

Anything possible: It is possible, but it depends on the age that your grandparent had cancer and if you have a familial mutation. If your grandparent was elderly and there is no sign of a strong family history it is no more likely than the average person. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Mark Pack
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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