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In the past 4 months, a family member has had colon cancer surgery, a permanent catheter, chemo, a severe UTI and 3 hospitalizations. Is it appropriate to diagnose him/her at age 83 with dementia when he/she has never forgotten a friend or family member's

In the past 4 months, a family member has had colon cancer surgery, a permanent catheter, chemo, a severe UTI and 3 hospitalizations. Is it appropriate to diagnose him/her at age 83 with dementia when he/she has never forgotten a friend or family member's

Probably not: When chronically ill, someone can at least temporarily lose cognitive functions they previously had, or have dysfunction in memory, concentration, judgment, etc. With what your relative has been experiencing it's possible his/her mental functioning could be impacted (delirium). This is treated by addressing the underlying medical causes, and hopefully previous functioning will return. ...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


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Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

>50 years unless: You have predisposing risks such as ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis. That is why screening colonscopy is recommended at that age. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

With some genetic : Disorders it can occur at very young ages, as young as 20. Hnpcc and lynch syndrome are associated with these early age colon cancers. ...Read more

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Family history of colon cancer. Do I start seeing GI before or at age parent diagnosed?

Earlier colonoscopy: If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, you would start your colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest family members diagnosed with colon cancer. Significant history - if there are multiple family members with colon ca; if a very young age of diagnosis of colon ca in some family members; diagnoses of other, associated cancers in family members. ...Read more

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At which ages are you more likely at risk for colon cancer?

At which ages are you more likely at risk for colon cancer?

Depends: People at risk for colon polyps and colon cancer are at most risk between age 50 and 75 and thus should be screened via colonoscopy or other means. If a personal or family history is present screening should begin before age 50. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing colon cancer if you are under age 20?

Special cases: If you have familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon, which is not rare, you will have many polyps even as a teen and you have a good chance of getting cancer age age 20. If you have childhood ulcerative colitis, your risk is high. ...Read more

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What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

0.3%, 3/1000 in 20yr: According to cdc : the chance of a 30 year old man getting colo-rectal cancer in the next 20 years is only 0.30 % or only 3 out of a 1000. Goto --> http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age.Htm no statistics for a 20 year, sorry. For women the number is slightly lower @ 0.27%. ...Read more

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How many cases of colon cancer among people in the 20s age froup?

Rare BUT...: There are cancer-family syndrome in which many of the affected individuals have colon cancer by their mid-20's. If you have any reason to ask, a good primary care physician will tell you whether the risk warrants being 'scoped. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing colon cancer before the age of 20?

What are the chances of developing colon cancer before the age of 20?

Rare: Colon cancer while not common before age 20 unless inherited is becoming more common in the 20-30 age group. This change is probably environmental with exposure to factors such as viruses not previousl seen. Inflammatory changes in bowel is also predisposing to earlier colon malignancies. ...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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more