How quickly would colon cancer grow in a 64 yr old man?

Each person differs. Every one is different. Age does not affect cancer growth. Depends on the cell type and if the cells are aggressive or not.

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22 yr old I am are colon cancer a rare sign of colon cancer? Its not listed as the signs of colon cancer im scared I may have it because of noappetite

Rarely. No appetite (anorexia) is a rare and late presentation of colon cancer. Your age is another reason you are unlikely to have colon cancer. Rectal bleeding, change in stools or abdominal pain/bloating are more common symptoms. Anorexia can indicate other problems so i recommend you see your doctor, especially if it is making you lose weight! Read more...
Go to your doctor. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. Read more...

I've heard basically a 22 yr olds chance of colon cancer is pretty much nil is this true? If so why? I only have a poor appetite thats not a specific symptom of colon cancer right? Please explain in detail

You need a workup! Colon cancer is rare indeed at age 22. So you need an evaluation for your poor appetite--many possibilities, would depend on a physical exam and other heath history. This sounds like a situation where you need a f2f visit! Read more...
You are right. Colon cancer is indeed rare in the young and is most common for those over age 50 , therefore that is the time most screening starts. However colon cancer can occur in young people(late teens) but they usually have a strong family history (familial polyposis, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer). A well functioning immune/tumor survellence system keeps the mutated cells at bay in the young. Read more...

I'm a 21 yr old male and I'm worried about having colon cancer. What do I need to get checked?

Primary care doctor. You should see your family doctor. They will talk to you about your family history, and symptoms. A test to see if there is blood in the stool can be helpful. A colonoscopy is the most definitive test, but in a young person with no family history and no symptoms, that may be considered too invasive. Read more...

45yr old female had 3b colon cancer. Now clear for 1 yr. She refuses to diet/exercise. Obese. Odds this will make cancer return?

Very low. Diet, EXERCIZE and general good health is a benefit! Not a hazard. Read more...
Not clear. There is data in breast cancer patients that post treatment exercise leads to less recurrences, but a bit less clear in colon cancer. There is data to suggest that post treatment exercise colon cancer patients liver longer though. And exercise is wise, in general, for overall health. Best of luck. Read more...

I'm a 34 yr old female. My 63 y/o mother has colon cancer. Should I seek genetic testing? What are the pros/cons re: the genetic testing for me?

Screening yes. But not genetic testing, just having one family member is not an indication for genetic testing, how ever with that history you should have screening colonoscopy on regular basis. Good luck. Read more...

My mom I know has colon cancer, but could my 96 yr old grandfather who has never been tested?

Possible ?? At 96 one would need to have a symptom to be checked for colon cancer, because of the likelihood of other medical conditions that are associated with advanced age. It is unusual to do screening in a person of this age. If he is unusually fit some doctors would consider it. On the other hand, if he has not been tested and is 96, he may not agree to look now. Read more...

My 63 yr old mom w/ colon cancer, stge 4, is on folfox. Multiple chemo's have failed to shrink or slow down the cancer. Is folfox better/any other?

Avastin (bevacizumab) Folfox or folfiri seem to be the best agents for advance colorectal cancer. In some patients the addition of Avastin (bevacizumab) can be added in some patients. I would expect her oncologist has discussed these options. Read more...
Use Immunochemo. Chemo combination therapy known to have limited activity with recurrence secondary to resistant stem cells. Immunochemo a better choice with use of Avastin, (bevacizumab) Erbotix in combination with chemo such as Gemzar. Newer monoclonal therapy employing derivatives of the post translational modification of the oncofetalprotein MUC5ac now entering Phase III appears to be enhanceing survival interval. Read more...

My 30 yr old wife has colon cancer and has sisters, do they need to begin any screening procedures given there's no history for colon cancer in family?

Absolutely!!!!! All should be screened...Typically recommend screening all first degree relatives at age 10 years less than the age of diagnosis in the family member, but with this being in such a young person, i would recommend everyone (even if less than 20) be seen. Read more...
Yes, but. This is an early age group for colon cancer and further genetic tests may be indicated for your wife. Her sisters should discuss he situation with their physicians. Read more...