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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...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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Whats the average age for developing anal cancer?

Whats the average age for developing anal cancer?

Older: The average age is around 60, but as the incidence is increasing and affecting both men and women, the average age is a bit younger, in the mid 50's, particularly those with anal condylomata (warts). This is related to exposure to human papilloma virus infection. Fortunately, treatment is very effective if caught early. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer and olvarian cancer often related?

Is colon cancer and olvarian cancer often related?

No: Colon Cancer is induced for the most part in non hereditary disease by viral transfection. The most common organism is the polyoma virus. Ovarian cancer is not derived from this viral event. Colon cancer begins in the mucosa of the bowel where ovarian Ca is an epithelial disease similar to that of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The only relationship is when colon metastasizes to ovary. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age for stomach cancer?

What is the youngest age for stomach cancer?

Very young: The vast majority are in adults, but rare forms, especially when inherited, can develop in <10 year old children. ...Read more

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What are the survivor rates for stage 4 colon cancer?

What are the survivor rates for stage 4 colon cancer?

Relatively low: If resectable, survival is about 25% at 5 years. Even if unresectable, I have many patients who are alive years after diagnosis with the use of chemo and avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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Is there a link between colon and uterine polyps and lung cancer? Does tendency for polyps at early age raise likelihood of cancer, specific, general?

Is there a link between colon and uterine polyps and lung cancer? Does tendency for polyps at early age raise likelihood of cancer, specific, general?

Some colon polyps...: ...Can develop into colon cancer and if a patient has multiple polyps, they could carry an inherited trait (fap, attenuated fap, myh, and others) which can increase the risk for other cancers. To my knowledge, though, lung cancer is not one of those. Smoking is your main risk factor. If you do, pleeease quit. ...Read more

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What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

Lung cancer : Is unheard of in teens, getting struck by lightening more common than lung cancer in the twenties, and slow increases in each decade aftr. Median age is 70. Most commonly now is in a "former smoker" and having greater than 35 pack years of smoking (2 packs/day for 25 years = 50 pack-years). ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer for female 34 years old likely deadly? Is bladder cancer high morbidity?

Is bladder cancer for female 34 years old likely deadly? Is bladder cancer high morbidity?

Bladder cancer: While bladder cancer is rare at 34 years of age, it is possible. Most bladder cancers are found in the very superficial low-grade stage and most often can be managed without major open surgery. This is assuming that is the common urothelial carcinoma type. ...Read more

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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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At what age should people check for colon cancer?

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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What is the age range for esophageal cancer?

What is the age range for esophageal cancer?

Older individuals: Esophageal cancer is most common after the age of 50. Smoking and alcohol intake are associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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What is the average age for abdominal cancer?

What is the average age for abdominal cancer?

No such thing: The abdomen is full of organs, most of which can develop cancer under different circumstances. You need to be more specific. ...Read more

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What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

Need more details: There is formally no such condition called occult breast Cancer. Please give details of exactly where is your breast cancer located and how was it found in the first place??. I am wondering if you are talking about DCIS or a lymph node metastases in the arm pit but no detectable primary tumor. Please elaborate further. ...Read more

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For a 30 year female patient diagnosed with stage iii-b colon cancer, what are the expected specific rather than general side effects of folfox?

For a 30 year female patient diagnosed with stage iii-b colon cancer, what are the expected specific rather than general side effects of folfox?

Depends on person: Folfox is a combination of chemo drugs, including oxaliplatin and Fluorouracil (5fu), and leucovorin and varies a bit by how and when they are given. The side effect profile includes suppression of bone marrow function, neuropathy (numbness or tingling), GI symptoms, fatigue, hair loss, mouth sores, , rash, and others. Individuals will experience varying degrees and types of side effects. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer at 25 years of age, with no family history?

How common is breast cancer at 25 years of age, with no family history?

Rare: I have been doing surgery since 1972. In that time I have seen 2 patients under 30. If you have a breast issue see your doctor. ...Read more

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Chances of a 19 year old healthy male with no family history of colon cancer to have colon cancer?

Dr. Donald Kim Dr. Kim
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Chances of a 19 year old healthy male with no family history of colon cancer to have colon cancer?

Unlikely: This would be very unlikely. Might be seen in certain syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) syndrome. Colon cancer typically presents at a later stage in life. The median age of diagnosis of colorectal cancer is around 69 yrs. Approx. 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20. Pretty unlikely. Certainly symptoms may warrant investigation, but again, likelihood is low. ...Read more

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What is the earliest age for breast cancer?

What is the earliest age for breast cancer?

No age limit.: More common after the age of 40 that is why mammogram screening begins after 40. But can happen in young people too. I had a patient who was 25 diagnosed with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does stage 3 rectal cancer affect children different of people with colon cancer?

Not common: This is not a common finding. Colon cancer is usually seen in older people. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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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. Julie Abbott
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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