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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...

Could you tell me what's the common age for colon cancer?

>50 years unless. You have predisposing risks such as ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis. That is why screening colonscopy is recommended at that age. 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 common is it for someone my age to have colon cancer with no family history?

Low. You need to keep in eye on things because you can develop colon cancer without a family history. Your chances are lower but the threat is still there. Read more...
Not common but could. While colon cancer is not common in your age group, it is possible, even with no known family history. Only 30% of colon cancer is hereditary, and often families don't know about or are confused about their family history. If you have symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, or weight loss, you should be evaluated by your physician. He/she can decide if you need further workup. Read more...
Not very common. Most nonfamilial colon cancer occurs after 50 years of age...Well after. Screening is recommended starting at age 50. However, no age is too young, so symptoms such as blood in the stool, bowel blockage, unexplained weight loss etc should always be checked out by your doctor. Read more...
Age and blood. There are no single red flags that characterize all colon cancers. It is very rare to develop colon cancer at your age unless you have a genetic disorder passed through the family tree. Once u approach fifty screening with a colonoscopy is indicated. Many early colon cancers are picked up and cured before they cause symptoms. People who are not screened can present with pain, blood, constip, etc. Read more...

How common is liver or colon cancer at age 20? Never smoke or drink, very fit and otherwise healthy. Male.

Rare. Unless you have a familial hereditary colon ployposis or other increased risk factors, colon cancer would be rare. Liver cancer is even more rare in us unless you have liver cirrhosis or exposure to hepatitis virus. Read more...

On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

No, but... No, but some 4.5% of men/women may develop colon cancer in their lifetime. So, do not overly worry but follow advice and do due diligence and vigilance in watching possible cancer occurrence. To help handle life reality, please take time/patience to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health/longevity... Read more...
Colon Cancer. The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about 4.5%. The median age at diagnosis is about 70. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer. So, relatively speaking, it is a common cancer, but it is not extremely common. Most people won't get colon cancer. Read more...

I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22 I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

Unusual. I had answered with the data on colon cancer to your question. From age 20-30 the percentage of people with colon cancer is a little over 1 %. Remember that most people of any age do not get colon cancer. At your age this is very low on the list of causes. Anxiety, thyroid disease, stress, bad diet are all much more likely. See your doc so that you can stop worrying and live life happily. Read more...
It is very uncommon . 90 % of colon cancers diagnosed are over 50. In the years 2000-2003, the percentage of cases diagnosed under age 20 was 0% and from 20-34 was 0.9%. Family history in 1st degree relatives increases your risk as does some of the hereditary colon polyp diseases and smoking. A change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding , or abd pain/cramps are the common sxs of colon cancer, not just a poor appetite. Read more...
Anxiety disorder? You may have a phobic anxiety disorder. Please check with your doctor for further elucidation of fear and possible treatment. Read more...