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Should I worry about getting colon cancer or stomach cancer at 22? I have.No.Family history of them

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is quite a low

Risk at your age, especially if you do not smoke or drink alcohol in excess.

In brief: It is quite a low

Risk at your age, especially if you do not smoke or drink alcohol in excess.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below...

I agree with my colleagues that there is no need to worry & that u're a very low risk given family hx, etc.
What i'm puzzled about is the reason for ur question! if u are worried, or find that u tend to worry a lot, i would recommend that u work on that... Psychotherapy is a good place to start. Clearing that kind of energy from ur path would make 4 more comfortable living! wishing you well..

In brief: See below...

I agree with my colleagues that there is no need to worry & that u're a very low risk given family hx, etc.
What i'm puzzled about is the reason for ur question! if u are worried, or find that u tend to worry a lot, i would recommend that u work on that... Psychotherapy is a good place to start. Clearing that kind of energy from ur path would make 4 more comfortable living! wishing you well..
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Out of all the things to worry about in the world, colon or stomach cancer at your age without any family history should not be one of them. This is the time to exercise daily, eat well, not smoke or drink excessively - those things will help keep your risk of cancers down.

In brief: No.

Out of all the things to worry about in the world, colon or stomach cancer at your age without any family history should not be one of them. This is the time to exercise daily, eat well, not smoke or drink excessively - those things will help keep your risk of cancers down.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Mahek Shah
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

If there is no fam hx of getting colon or stomach ca at young ages (below 50), i wouldn't worry as much.
Minimize smoking and binge drinking because certain autoimmune conditions without known causes (crohn's, uc, etc) can inc risk of colon cancer. There have been reports where the conditions are more likely with chronic inflammation which high levels of drinking can cause. Enjoy your 20s!

In brief: Not necessarily

If there is no fam hx of getting colon or stomach ca at young ages (below 50), i wouldn't worry as much.
Minimize smoking and binge drinking because certain autoimmune conditions without known causes (crohn's, uc, etc) can inc risk of colon cancer. There have been reports where the conditions are more likely with chronic inflammation which high levels of drinking can cause. Enjoy your 20s!
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
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