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How unlikely would it be that a person in their late 20s would have colorectal cancer?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Very unlikely

In brief: Unlikely

Very unlikely
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

But it does happen and if strong family history and symptoms, blood in stools, etc.
, get it checked out.

In brief: Rare

But it does happen and if strong family history and symptoms, blood in stools, etc.
, get it checked out.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
usually seen in patients with inherited cancers in lynch syndrome and other syndromes
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Rare

This would almost always be due to a hereditary form of cancer and is rare but not unheard of.

In brief: Rare

This would almost always be due to a hereditary form of cancer and is rare but not unheard of.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Still low likelihood

Recent studies showed that among people ages 20 to 49, incidence rates of colorectal cancer increased 1.
5 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women. However, among people ages 20 to 29, incidence rates rose by 5.2% per year in men and 5.6% per year in women. The current rates in white male and female are 10.2 and 8.8 cases, respectively, for every 100, 000 people. Still a low rate.

In brief: Still low likelihood

Recent studies showed that among people ages 20 to 49, incidence rates of colorectal cancer increased 1.
5 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women. However, among people ages 20 to 29, incidence rates rose by 5.2% per year in men and 5.6% per year in women. The current rates in white male and female are 10.2 and 8.8 cases, respectively, for every 100, 000 people. Still a low rate.
Dr. Hung Khong
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