Is gluten intolerance a form of colon cancer?

No. No, simply a malabsorptive disorder which is likely autoimmune in nature and usually definitively diagnosed with endoscopic biopsy...... Or alleviation of symptoms with avoidance of gluten.
No. Gluten allergy (celiac disease or sprue) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein in grains such as wheat, rye, or barley. Gluten intolerance is not an allergy, but a patient has some problem tolerating gluten, and he gets symptoms like gassiness, bloating, loose stools, and tummy aches, but gluten intolerance does not damage the lining of the intestine. These conditions are not cancer.

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Does lactose intolerance increase your risk of colon cancer?

No, but . . . Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest milk sugar as one gets older (except for northern europeans), does not increase cancer risk. However, vitamin d deficiency is suspected to be a risk factor for colon cancer. Dairy is the main food source for vitamin d and calcium, but many lactose intolerant people avoid dairy. Instead, they should drink lactaid lactose-free milk and take more vitamin d. 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...

How can colon cancer affect the body?

Blockage/Bleeding. Depending on their size and location, colon cancers may cause the above problems. The bleeding tends to be very slow, like a dripping faucet, and may not be evident by sight. Obstruction can cause a change in bowel habits (constipation, pencil-thin stools) and/or bloating. Like any cancer, there is the potential to spread to other organs, which may cause fatigue, loss of appetite, wt loss, etc. Read more...
Colon Cancer Symptom. The symptoms vary in severity and may start slowly or suddenly. Symptoms include: abdominal pain and cramping that usually disappears after a bowel movement, abdominal sounds, weight loss, diarrhea, blood or pus in the stools, and rectal pain. If you had ulcerative colitis as an antecedent condition, you may experience joint and skin symptoms, fever, and other exa intestinal manifestations. Read more...

What does colon cancer do to my body?

Many things. Untreated colon cancer can cause bleeding and anemia, weight loss, diarrhea or constipoation or complete blockage of your bowels, pain, eventually metastatic to liver, lung and bone and ultimately death. Read more...
Depends... I like dr. Kaplan's answer but want to add that colon cancer may be silent until it's too late. Screening is very important therefore. Read more...

How does colon cancer affect the body?

Depends. Early on there may be no effect. As the disease progresses undiagnosed, you may develop a change in bowels, blood in stool, abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, loss of stamina, bowel obstruction, shortness of breath, anemia, early diagnosis in high risk patients or regular colonoscopies is the best way to avoid all of the above. Read more...
Bleeding. In early phase it will cause change in bowel movement, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. Later, it may cause obstruction due to stricture. Eventually, the cancer spread and takes on the general well being of the host and kills the patient. Read more...
Lots of changes. Colon cancer can lead to pain, abdominal swelling, bloating, bloody stools, spread to other organs and eventually death if left untreated. Fortunately we have many effective therapies for patients with colon cancer. Read more...