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.

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Hi docs, do you think I can get colon cancer at age 18?

Less likely. Although possible however it is less likely at age of 18 to have colon cancer. If very significant risk is present like familial polyposis, or crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis or other cancer syndrome- one can develop colon cancer at younger age -but usually older than 18.

Its necessary to have a colonoscopy when you are of the age of 50, Should one get one sooner if Colon cancer is in the family? What age

Reason &indication. Yes, in asymptomatic general population surveillance colonoscopy done at age of 50 the common age for colon cancer If you have symptoms, including genetic predisposition above rule does not apply, done at any age. Age is no exception to cancer Do not get panicky Speak to your doctor and go for preliminary simple investigations first, before under taking complex tests.

Is it recommended to get a colonoscopy at age 43 if there is a family history of colon cancer? What other tests are needed at this age?

Yes...get one done. The age depends on your family, history. Screening mammography, a complete family history may add genetic testing. A complete physical.
10 years before diag. A basic guideline is that in the case of a potentially inherited cancer trait, that we start screening 10 years before the presentation of a first degree relative, i.e. Parent or sibling. If the relative was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 53, we consider beginning screening tests at 43. Otherwise begin screenings as age appropriate, colonoscopy age 50, mammo age 40.

What are the chances of someone in their mid/late 20s to get Colon Cancer. Seems like I hear more people in their 20s than any other age range online?

Pretty unlikely. According to American Cancer Society: "Overall, 90% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older." http://www. Cancer. Org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-028312.pdf An Australian group puts the risk at age 30 at 1/7000. https://www. Bowelcanceraustralia. Org/risk-factors/age.

My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at age 54. When should I get my first colonoscopy?

At about 44 years. The general rule is to get a colonoscopy about 10 years before the age a relative developed colon cancer. You may wish to monitor occult blood in stool with a FIT test. It would be prudent to discuss these issues with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.

On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

No, but... No, but some 4.5% of men/women may develop colon cancer in their lifetime. So, do not overly worry but follow advice and do due diligence and vigilance in watching possible cancer occurrence. To help handle life reality, please take time/patience to peruse articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best wish to health/longevity...
Colon Cancer. The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about 4.5%. The median age at diagnosis is about 70. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer. So, relatively speaking, it is a common cancer, but it is not extremely common. Most people won't get colon cancer.