Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?

Yes. In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age.
Yes. The youngest patient I treated was 17 at diagnosis. Very, very uncommon. Because of the rarity, before I treated him, I had him see a colleague of mine at Mayo clinic. Unfortunately, he did not survive. You have to realize that this is very uncommon. Hope this helps.
Yes. Even sporadic, non familial cases have been reported in young people in their 20's, 30's and 40's. If in doubt about a symptom get an expert evaluation and recommendation.

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Is colon cancer common in young men 22 years old?

Not common, but. There are some rare genetic disorders that can lead to early onset colon cancer. Read more...
It depends. Your risk factors. Usually we would not screen a 22 year old for colon cancer. However if you have certain inherited family syndromes and certain diseases such as ulcerative colitis and chrons disease, then you would be at risk for colon cancer at an early age. Hope this helps. Read more...
Not usaually. Colon cancer is not common before age 50 unless you have a strong family history of early colon cancers. Read more...

What are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

Depends. Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. Generally, risks of colon cancer are higher after age 50. A cleveland clinic site states that less than 2% of colon cancer occurs under age 40. Even less common to have colon cancer in age 30's or younger. Read more...

How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?

Colonoscopy at 50. There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors you should get a colonoscopy at age 50. Avoid the behavioral risk factors of diet that may be applicable to you. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/risk-factors/CON-20031877. Read more...

Am I too young to have colon cancer screening at 40 if my parent had it then?

No. See your family doctor for further advice and work up. Read more...
Had screening or CA? If parent had colon cancer at age 40, you can start screening at age 30. Consider genetic testing of parent's cancer, as well as personal genetic testing. If you mean parent got screened at age 40 (and no cancer or polyp seen), if no other risk factors, you could likely wait until age 50 (average risk group). Find out others in family, as well as other ca including breast, ovarian, kidney. C md. Read more...
Not too young. Patients with family history of colon cancer, depending on the genes involved, can get colon cancer at an age even younger than 40. Your doctor can better determine if screening with colonoscopy is warranted. Read more...