How quickly do symptoms progress with colon cancer? I'm an 18 year old male exhibiting colon cancer-like symptoms.

Cancer warning signs. Warning signs for bowel cancer include blood in stool, change in bowel habits, change in stool caliber and abdominal discomfort, but none are specific for bowel cancer. A doctor can help sort out any symptoms. How quickly symptoms progress is variable among individuals.

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What are the odds of a 18 year old with all normal blood work and no family history having colon cancer? Change in bm looser stool no other symptoms

Low. You are young, so risk is low, but young people could get it. With only symptoms of loose BM, I would first talks about irritable bowel, or change in diet. Depending on how long u had symptoms, and travel history- may be inflammatory disease or infections. But unlikely based on loose BM alone. Read more...
Colon cancer RARE. 90% of colon cancer is in people 50 and up. The average age of a patient with colon cancer is 72. The odds of an adolescent having colon cancer is 0.31 in 1 000 000. You should discuss your many concerns about colon cancer with your doctor. A simple stool test may help reassure you. Good luck. Read more...

I simply want to know what are the chances of colon cancer occurring at 18 years old? I'm an 18 year old female. What are the chances of colon cancer?

Extremely rare. In certain cases of congenital polyposis, colon cancer may occur early. The acquired form takes 3 hits to eventually produce a field effect in specific areas of the colon. Here, polyps or cancer may arise. It is felt that this is due to secondary infection from the polyoma virus that induces the original change but then a secondary infection with EBV is needed to induce needed telomerase activit. Read more...

I'm an 18 year old female. I want to know if black lumps in the stool could indicate colon cancer. Is that how blood from colon cancer looks?

Black stool. Blood in the stool, if not fresh, tends to look dark, black, and tests positive with hematest reagent. Colon cancer is a much more involved diagnosis that is usually made with the appropriate biopsy, and a host of signs and symptoms such as failure to thrive, cachexia, poor appetite, weight loss, and declining health in general... Black stools only potentially indicates blood in the stool. Read more...

I think I might have colon cancer. Is it possible for colon cancer to spread to the lymph nodes in my neck? If so how likely? I'm 18 years old. Female

Not Very Likely. Given your age it is highly unlikely you have colon cancer. Major factors that increase the risk of colon cancer include family history, age, and inflammatory bowel disease. Most common cause of swollen lymph nodes in neck are a recent viral or bacterial infection. See your doctor if you are concerned or have concerning gastrointestinal complaints. Read more...

I have been having thin stools on and off doctor ran cbc and everything was normal im very scared about colon cancer 18yr old male no blood or pain?

Diarrhea. colon cancers are not common at the age of 18. May be this is some infectious origin or issues with digestion. Some people even have lactose intolerance. What test did your doctor ran? If there is not infection or food poisoning, then look for the cause of diarrhea due to digestion problem. Read more...