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Scared have colon cancer family history 60+. Yellow brown stool occasional gas. Left side back pain. Min. if not any stomach pain. Started 2 weeks ago?

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Dr. Hans Jeppesen
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Try not to worry

The symptoms you describe are not consistent with colon cancer.
My recommendation is for you to develop a plan with your primary care doctor for screening for colon cancer. Based on current guidelines in a patient with your positive family history, I recommend having a screening colonoscopy at age 40, or possibly 35. However, if you have blood in your stools, you should have colonoscopy. B well

In brief: Try not to worry

The symptoms you describe are not consistent with colon cancer.
My recommendation is for you to develop a plan with your primary care doctor for screening for colon cancer. Based on current guidelines in a patient with your positive family history, I recommend having a screening colonoscopy at age 40, or possibly 35. However, if you have blood in your stools, you should have colonoscopy. B well
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