Could diverticulitis lead to colon cancer?

No. Although there doesn't appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer, diverticular disease may make cancer more difficult to diagnose. And rarely, what appears to be diverticulitis may be colon cancer. Because of this, your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy after you've recovered from a bout of diverticulitis.

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Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Possible. Yes there is possibility . Please see gastroenterologist to be evaluate via colonoscopy . There are certain hereditary colon cancer that may associated with early age. Read more...
Yes. We are seeing younger people with colon cancer and also with diverticulitis. It is rather rare but present. Colon cancer in young people usually indicates familial polyposis . Read more...
Unlikely. While anything's possible, both of these disorders are rare at that age; and the combination is even less likely. A diagnostic work up should be able to tell you if either of these is present. Read more...

58 year old female. Pain in lower left stomach and pencil shaped stools. In past diagonised with diverticulites. Could be colon cancer?

Diverticulitis . The pain and change in caliber of the stools could point to a diverticulitis-related stricture. It is less likely you have colon cancer, unless there is a strong family history. Of course, a colonoscopy and possibly other studies can best determine the cause of the symptoms you described. Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist for a thorough evaluation. Read more...
Go see your DR. For your annual stool occult blood test. Colon cancer usually present with positive blood in stool with anemia. Weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue could happen at the later stage of colon cancer. Only a colonoscopy with biopsy of suspicious mass will confirm colon cancer. Go see a gastroenterologist to calm your mind. Read more...
Yes, but not forsure. Small stools and pain can be seen with a colo-rectal cancer but diverticulitis could do the same thing. Time for a colonoscopy right away! Read more...

Can a person develope obstructive colon cancer two years after scope that showed 1 hyper and 1 adenoma polyp and diverticulosis?

Yes. It is possible, although rare. The most common explanation would have been a missed colon polyp during the past procedure, due to either poor colon prep (stool in colon) or incomplete procedure due to technical reasons. Aggressive cancers (with genetic mutations - usually hereditary) can lead to obstructive cancer in a year. Read more...