5 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible for 18 year olds to have stomach cancer ?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but very rare
It is rare to have gastric cancer at such a young age.
However, a familial type of gastric cancer does exist (hereditary diffuse gastric cancer). Worldwide, the incidence of stomach cancer among population aged between 25-35 is increasing suggesting perhaps there is a new enviromental exposure.

In brief: Yes, but very rare
It is rare to have gastric cancer at such a young age.
However, a familial type of gastric cancer does exist (hereditary diffuse gastric cancer). Worldwide, the incidence of stomach cancer among population aged between 25-35 is increasing suggesting perhaps there is a new enviromental exposure.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely, but yes.
This is extremely rare, but there are genetic disorders where this happens.

In brief: Unlikely, but yes.
This is extremely rare, but there are genetic disorders where this happens.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Thank
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Not likely
It would be extremely rare for an 18 year-old to have stomach cancer.

In brief: Not likely
It would be extremely rare for an 18 year-old to have stomach cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors