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Youngest Diagnosed Age For Colon Cancer
Grandfather had colon cancer at 87, uncle had noncancerous polyps at 48. Mother has no polyps. Likely a colon cancer gene?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother, who is seventy, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. How survivable is breast cancer for women her age?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mom has pancreatic cancer at age 75. (Her mom died at about 45. Cause unknown). Chances that two 55 year old daughters will get pancreatic cancer?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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