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Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age.

In brief: Yes
In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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