What are the main specific symptom of colon cancer? I'm 23 and have a lack of appetite but no other blood or other symptoms and no family history

Phobic anxiety? . Why are you thinking of cancer? Do you worry you have cancer in other areas of your body? You may have a phobic anxiety disorder. Please check with your doctor for further elucidation of fear and possible treatment.
Blood loss. There are many symptoms for colon cancer however none are specific as the same symptoms can occur with other benign conditions. Although colon cancer has been seen in young patients they usually have a family history.The majority of colon cancer patients are over age 50. If you are still concerned , i recommend that you see a gastroenterologist.
Very unlikely. At 23 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider.

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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...

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...
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I moved my bowels this morning it was hard and I saw a streak of blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer.

Probably ok. This is probably just fine, but I would never make that assumption, and would say to see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Be sure to ask about the appropriateness of a referral to GI for a colonoscopy. Hope this helps! Read more...

What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?

Very, very low. More than 90% of colon cancers are diagnosed in patients above 50 years old. People less than 30 yrs of age in the us have about 0.06% chance of developing colon cancer over 10 years and < 1% chance over next 30 years of their lives. The incidence in younger (< 50) persons has actually increased slightly over the last decade. Blood in the stool could be due to benign causes - if in doubt, see md. Read more...
Very rare at 22! My youngest pt with colon ca is 21, so not unheard of, but quite rare still. Family history is the biggest risk factor, so if it is not in your family, you can relax. Unless of course, you have worrisome symptoms like unexplained bleeding, change in bm's. See your doctor to discuss your worries and i'm sure they can steer you in the right direction, and evaluate you genetically if indicated too. Read more...

I moved my bowels this morning and it was so hard when I went to wipe I saw blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer. Behind feels itch and sore.

Hemorrhoids? May be some hemorrhoids, and for sure just local trauma. Drink plenty of water daily to prevent hard stools. See your doctor for an exam anyway. No hurry, but within the month. Hope this helps! Read more...