Are some people more likely to get colon cancer?

Yes. Personal hx colon cancer or polyps or breast cancer, family history of colon/rectal cancer or polyps, inflammatory bowel disease and age over 50 are all factors that increase one's risk for development of colon cancer. If in doubt, check it out!
Yes. There are certain genetic abnormalities that make the development of colon cancer more likely.

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Are obese people more likely to get colon cancer?

Yes, & other cancers. The national cancer institute, on its website, lists several cancers whose risks are increased in an obese person. The cancers are: breast cancer in post-menopausal women (women after menopause), endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus' lining), colon cancer, kidney cancer, and esophagus cancer (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). Read more...

I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am I likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?

tubular adenomas. The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. Read more...

Does having stomach cancer make me more likely to get colon cancer?

Possibly. A cancer anywhere in the GI tract indicates a susceptibility of the cells to undergo malignant degeneration due to exposure to toxins in the diet. Read more...

Why do people become upset when I say if I get colon cancer im most likely going to refuse treatment?

Curable cancers. If yopu have to get cancer, this is the top 3 cancers you want to have: 1. Testicular 2. Colon 3. Breast they are very treatable and with good cure rates. #1 if for the guys, #3 for the girls, #2 for everyone. This way everybody is happy. Read more...
Unwise. If you ever get colon cancer in an early stage and refuse treatment, you would be choosing to die of a curable illness. It is certainly your choice but probably not a wise decision. Read more...

How likely is I to get colon cancer? 22 male I don't smoke or drink and no family history just a lack of appetite is that a main sign of colon cancer?

Lots. There are a large number of conditions that can cause weight loss. At your age colon cancer is low on the list. It is a good idea to see your doctor because there are a large number of easily treatable thing that you might have. You deserve to get this resolved and go on with your life. Read more...
Not likely. Without a family history a 22 year male is highly unlikely to have colon cancer. Lack of appetite may be due to many causes would require a detailed history, physical examination and lab and/or imaging studies. Please consult your doctor. Read more...

Can children get colon cancer?

Yes. Usually adult children. The youngest patient I have seen in my practice with a family history of colon cancer, was first diagnosed at age 18. Read more...