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What are my realistic chances of stomach or colon cancer at 22? I usually have a big appetite but today I couldnt finish eating a hamburger steak

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Cancer unlikely

Losing your appetite or feeling full early just once today is unlikely to be cancer.
At 22, your chances of other causes, such as a temporary stomach bug, gastritis or acid reflux, are much higher than your risk of cancer. Take it easy, avoid alcohol, tobacco, spicy and acidic foods (such as citrus & tomato) for the next few days, and if you don't feel back to yourself within a week, see your dr.

In brief: Cancer unlikely

Losing your appetite or feeling full early just once today is unlikely to be cancer.
At 22, your chances of other causes, such as a temporary stomach bug, gastritis or acid reflux, are much higher than your risk of cancer. Take it easy, avoid alcohol, tobacco, spicy and acidic foods (such as citrus & tomato) for the next few days, and if you don't feel back to yourself within a week, see your dr.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
If you have a strong family history or either cancer, you should consult your doctor about early screening.

In brief: Very low

There are inherited forms of cancer (lynch syndrome most noteably, as well as familial polyposis syndrome), but in general, this is a known family trait.
Early satiety alone is not usually a common symptom of cancer. However, if it continues, see a GI doctor.

In brief: Very low

There are inherited forms of cancer (lynch syndrome most noteably, as well as familial polyposis syndrome), but in general, this is a known family trait.
Early satiety alone is not usually a common symptom of cancer. However, if it continues, see a GI doctor.
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