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Chances of a 19 year old healthy male with no family history of colon cancer to have colon cancer?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Nealy nil

Colon cancer is rare in young people without predisposing genetic anomalies.
Without a family history it would indeed be rare for a 19 healthy year old to have colon cancer.

In brief: Nealy nil

Colon cancer is rare in young people without predisposing genetic anomalies.
Without a family history it would indeed be rare for a 19 healthy year old to have colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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