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Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usaually

Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers.

In brief: Not usaually

Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Your risk factors.
Usually we would not screen a 22 year old for colon cancer. However if you have certain inherited family syndromes and certain diseases such as ulcerative colitis and chrons disease, then you would be at risk for colon cancer at an early age. Hope this helps.

In brief: It depends

Your risk factors.
Usually we would not screen a 22 year old for colon cancer. However if you have certain inherited family syndromes and certain diseases such as ulcerative colitis and chrons disease, then you would be at risk for colon cancer at an early age. Hope this helps.
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
Dr. Yusuf Mathai
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Dr. Brad Snyder
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not common, but

There are some rare genetic disorders that can lead to early onset colon cancer.

In brief: Not common, but

There are some rare genetic disorders that can lead to early onset colon cancer.
Dr. Brad Snyder
Dr. Brad Snyder
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