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.

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Is it possible for a 14 year old to get colon cancer? Or stomach cancer.

Yes, but very rare. Stomach cancer in children younger than 18 years account for less than 1% of all stomach cancer cases. Fewer than 100 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in children each year in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/healthprofessional/page4. Read more...

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different. The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. Read more...

Are there any stomach cancer and colon cancer molecular screening tests?

Yes . Colon cancer can be genetic and there a re criteria that can apply and genetic testing is available. There is also a blood level you can check called cea . For stomach cancer like adenocarcina there is no genetic testing. There are familial syndromes like men that can cause stomach tumors called gastronomas or ze syndrome. If concerned can talk to your doctor. But overall these things very rare. Read more...
Some. There are molecular screening tests for colon cancer, but they are most often recommended in patients with a strong family history of colon cancer or in patients diagnosed with colon cancer at a young age. There is a genetic condition that links colon and stomach cancer but the molecular marker is not for stomach per se. Read more...

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

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! Read more...
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. Read more...
It is quite a low . Risk at your age, especially if you do not smoke or drink alcohol in excess. Read more...
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.. Read more...

How common a symptom of colon cancer is stomach pain? I'm scared of stomach and colon cancer I heard stomach cancer is really rare please shed some light

Brave up. Stomach pain is extremely common, especially due to acid reflux. Stomach cancer is less common than it once was, and less common than colon cancer, but if you are symptomatic, you'll want a definite diagnosis -- for your health and to be out of this state of anxiety that may itself be slowing you dwon. The large majority of cancers if detected early get cured. Get with a good primary care doc. Read more...
Depends. Abdominal pain in the region of the stomach could be related to the stomach, the pancreas, the transverse colon among a few things. If you are scared then the best thing to do is see a gastroenterologist to determine if you are a candidate for an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. If both are negative your fears are resolved for 5-10 years. Read more...
Why? You are healthy, your family history is negative. Are you a smoker or excessive alcohol user? This sounds as if you may have a cancer phobia or fear. Have you had anxiety problems? Please see your doctor to discuss these issues. Stomach cancer young adults is exceedingly rare. Anxiety and phobic thinking are exceedingly common in the population. Read more...

Haven't had solid bowl movement more then 8 months pain & feel mass upper abdomen weight gain dad has colon cancer & aunt has stomach cancer worried?

Don't think cancer. Do think of having a good examination and solid efforts to treat whatever is the cause. Follow the dietary and behavioral recommendations that result and reassure yourself that it is not cancer. This may involve psychotherapy aimed at health anxiety issues. Take it step by step - start with a good GI exam. Good luck. Read more...
Lots of issues... You're describing many systemic concerns, but its impossible to tell here if your symptoms are all due to organic/metabolic disease or even related. Granted, your family history is notable, ; may indicate lynch syndrome. A thorough history ; physical with some simple investigatory lab studies ; x-rays would be a great place to start in getting the answers, reassurance ;/or treatment you need. Read more...

Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. Could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried

At 19 yr age ? but need to find the source of bleeding and the cause at your age cancer is not the cause ( but age is not an exception for cancer ). Speak to your doctor. Read more...
Probable ulcer. Black stool suggests blood arising from region of stomach where the effect of stomach acid degrades the hemoglobin to appear black when reaching stool in rectum. The associated pain in abdomen goes along with an ulcer. If symptoms subside with H2 blocker and antacids, this reinforces stomach as site of bleeding. If needed because of persistence of symptoms, gastroscopy indicated. Read more...