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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

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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22 year old male terrified of colon cancer my appetite hasnt really been there lately how likely is it due to colon cancer what are my realistic odds?

22 year old male terrified of colon cancer  my appetite hasnt 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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What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

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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I'm 22 what are the odds I have colon cancer with no family history or heridatry chances of getting it. Ithink about having it everyday it bothers me ?

I'm 22 what are the odds I have colon cancer with no family history or heridatry chances of getting it. Ithink about having it everyday it bothers me
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Lighting strike: You are also at risk of being struck by lightening. Does that bother you? If there is no family history of early colon cancer, you are not at risk of colon cancer at your age. When you turn 50, get a screening colonoscopy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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What are the odds of colon cancer recurrence after successful surgical treatment?

What are the odds of colon cancer recurrence after successful surgical treatment?

Depends: The answer to this question is highly dependent on the stage of the colon cancer when you had the surgery. Earlier stages have a low chance of recurrence, and those that may have spread deeper or to lymph nodes have a higher chance of recurrence. Chemotherapy is combined with surgery in some cases of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?

Colon polyps : There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing..Good luck to all of you. ...Read more

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My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

Very unlikely...: At 22 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Why is there so many websites with youbg people claiming they have colon cancer when the statistics show it qs veing rare in under 40 im 22 22 what are my realistic odds? I have no family history jus nausea

Why is there so many websites with youbg people claiming they have colon cancer when the statistics show it qs veing rare in under 40 im 22 22 what are my realistic odds? I have no family history jus nausea

Don't know..: What web sites you are looking at, but seeing something on the internet that is not produced by a well recognized source is not likely to be useful to you. Nausea is rarely a sign of cancer. Have an examination with your doctor. Use reputable web sites such as www.Cancer.Org. ...Read more

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What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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