Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because I'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements I go less?

Colon ca. although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. other things like infections,or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD,celiac dz.. d/w your MD in detail.
Colon cancer. In 17 year old is very rare, unless there are predisposing factors such as familial polyposis or ulcerative colitis. If you are 41, it is another story, because there is a higher risk. You need a medical evaluation to check for colon cancer if you are having these symptoms at age 41.
Not likely. It is more likely your diet and then your stress and fear adds to it. Drink more water. Eat less junk food. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies. See an acupuncturist...You will be amazed how helpful that is! ......Internet searches always shed a horrible light on symptoms...No matter what you google it will kill you...I caution people on looking up symptoms on the internet.

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A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

Needs eval . This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. Read more...

Colon cancer at 18 years old? Bloating Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea Green stool Change of bowel movement I feel fine though?

Colon cancer. At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare worker as it may be normal or you may have a reason for your symptoms. Read more...

I'm 18 and I have been under alot of stress latley and I have had a change in bowel movements that is my only symptom do I have colon cancer?

Not Likely. Young adults with colon cancer often have known genetic problems or at least a strong family history. These are really rare. See: http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/03/24/jnci.djr094.full Stress often causes simple diarrhea or may be implicated in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20024578. Read more...
Need more data. What kind of changes in bowel movement have you seen? Is it either diarrhea or constipation? Are the symptoms accompanied with any nauseousness, abdominal pain, acid regurgitation, weight loss, etc? We need more data, such as having tried to relieve your stressful life? Please tell me in more detail of your bowel symptoms. It seems, from what you have, colon cancer is a big jump. Read more...
Very unlikely at 18. Start with increasing fiber intake: fruits, vegetables, dried beans, bran cereals. Drink plenty of water 6-8 cups a day, and consider a daily walk or other exercise program. You maybe able to normalize your bowel movements. Otherwise you will want to discuss this problem with your doctor who can perform a detailed history and physical. Best wishes. Read more...

1 week ago, I had change in bowel movement (looser stools, still continuing) and pain in left abdomen (not severe, improves). Is it colon cancer? 19years

Very unlikely. It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer. If loose stools persist for more than a week, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. Read more...

Do I have colon cancer if I have pain on my front right side and back side and change in bowel movement?

Many causes! You need a complete work-up and evaluation. See your pcp who will start the evaluation and then refer you for tests and to see other specialists as deemed necessary. . Read more...
Many causes. Cancer is one but lower on the list with your age (20). See your doctor who will start the workup and refer you if needed. Read more...

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer? Blood on stool, Rectal bleeding (bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Constipation/blood. It isn't common in 21 year old males, but always a possibility. It may be a proctitis, colitis, hemorrhoid from constipation, or anal fissure from passing large, hard stools. Try miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace over-the-counter daily until your stools are softer and less painful to pass. See your primary care physician or Gastroenterology specialist for an exam to find the cause and recommend treatment. Read more...
Perianal fissures. From your description it sounds like you have some fissures(tears) in your perianal area due to constipation. See your primary care doctor and get it checked out. You may need to use some stool softeners and topical ointment to help relieve the symptoms. Read more...
Chronic constipation. Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. Read more...
Hemorrhoids. I think its more likely hemorrhoids. It would be great if you could get a stool softener. After the stool is softened talk to your family doctor. Read more...
Unlikely, but. This has already been expertly answered by several colleagues. I would only add that if you have a strong family history of cancer (colon or otherwise) or family history of polyposis, you should talk to your doc. Some inherited genetic traits can lead to cancer even at ridiculously young age. Best to you. Read more...