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Doctor insights on: Youngest Diagnosed Age For Colon Cancer

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Grandfather had colon cancer at 87, uncle had noncancerous polyps at 48. Mother has no polyps. Likely a colon cancer gene?

Grandfather had colon cancer at 87, uncle had noncancerous polyps at 48. Mother has no polyps. Likely a colon cancer gene?

Likely Not: You have to have three or more family members with a confirmed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, one of whom should be a first degree (parent, child, sibling) relative. ...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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What age was the youngest male with breast cancer recorded?

What age was the youngest male with breast cancer recorded?

8: But to qualify it was a breast sarcoma (connective tissue type cancer ) not a breast cancer as you would think of infiltrating breast cancer- not otherwise specified usually occurs in the older population>60 my youngest 40 but he had the breast cancer gene brca 2. But at the cancer hospital you select out for the unusual. ...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?

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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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

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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Grandmother had lung cancer diagnosed at 89... is this genetic?

Grandmother had lung cancer diagnosed at 89... is this genetic?

It's Possible: There is a possible genetic link in some cases of lung cancer. I would be careful with risk factors and avoid smoking and second hand smoke. ...Read more

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How many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in age groups UNDER 50 years of age?

How many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in age groups UNDER 50 years of age?

Colorectal cancer: Tough question to answer. Each year there are about 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in the US. In my experience I would guess less than 20% of the colorectal cancers I see are in patients under 50. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer common for 36 year old male with no family history?

No: Colon cancer is at your age of 36 is 0.25%(2.5 chances in 1000)over the next 10 years ,9.2 chances in 1000 over next 20 yrs. So the answer is it is very RARE for your age.If you are having colon symptoms see your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more

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15 pack year smoker, 40 years old, quit recently, past 5 years benign colon and uterine polyps. No imed fam cancer. Suggest screening for lung cancer?

15 pack year smoker, 40 years old, quit recently, past 5 years benign colon and uterine polyps. No imed fam cancer. Suggest screening for lung cancer?

No: You do not meet the recently determined criteria for lung cancer screening which is 30 pck/yrs and older than 55.Risk of lung cancer attributed to smoking is logarithmic meaning each extra year multiplies the risk rather than adding to it. Studies show that approx 10% women who smoke their entire lives die of lung cancer but only 1% who quit by age 40 die of lung cancer. Dont start back & u r good ...Read more

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What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess? Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess?  Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

Hereditary: Abscesses, perforations, and diverticulitis are not known to cause colon cancer. Colon cancer in a young person may be due to an inherited cancer susceptibility problem like lynch (hnpcc) or gardner's (fap), especially if there is a family history. Genetic counseling and tests can be done to determine if there is a hereditary genetic predisposition. ...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 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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My father had stage 2B colon cancer, do I have to undergo colonoscopy at a later age? What age is advised?

My father had stage 2B colon cancer, do I have to undergo colonoscopy at a later age? What age is advised?

What genetic risk?: There are now recognized multiple distinct biologic pathways that lead to colon cancer. Depending upon the age & location of the cancer(s) in your first generation relatives, you may be at higher risk. Another consideration relative to needing earlier re-colonoscopy is your present clinical course--do you have colitis, bleeding, change in bowels, weight loss, abdominal pain? Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Family has no history of breast cancer, how common is breast cancer at 25 years of age.

Family has no history of breast cancer, how common is breast cancer at 25 years of age.

Uncommon: Less than 0.6% of breast cancers occur under the age of 30. But it does occur, with reported 11, 000 patients diagnosed with breat csncer under age 40 in the us in one year (of the 230, 000 total breast cancer patients). If you have a breast lump or concern see a doctor. ...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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Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44.. treated with tamoxifen for 5 yrs. Now age 51, vag bleeding.. had endometrial biopsy, showed proliferative en?

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44.. treated with tamoxifen for 5 yrs.  Now age 51, vag bleeding.. had endometrial biopsy, showed proliferative en?

Side effect of Tamox: One of the side effects of taking Tamoxifen is proliferative changes in the endometrium(Lining of the Uterus). This can cause vaginal bleeding. This is likely what you are dealing with. You can ask your gynecologist for your choice/s for treatment. It may include scraping the Endometrium or get a bigger operation-hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Oncologist recommended chemo pills & IV at same time for stage 4 colon cancer for 63 yr old female. Pros/cons?

Oncologist recommended chemo pills & IV at same time for stage 4 colon cancer for 63 yr old female.  Pros/cons?

Every medication: Or treatment has benefits and risks. Your oncologist has recommended this course of treatment based upon his extensive knowledge, education, and experience, and determined that this is the best course alternative. It is not a simple decision to recommend a course of treatment of a malignancy. If you have any doubts, you can always get a second opinion, but it sounds right to me. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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. Andrew Seibert
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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