Colon cancer under 40

Common Questions and Answers about Colon cancer under 40


Avatar_f_tn As you have posted your question on the colon cancer forum, I suppose that you fear that this may be the cause. It is highly unlikely because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is very rare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> the age of ~<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>. I suggest that you type in rectal bleeding to google and click on to one of the many sites - the Medicinenet site is particularly informative. From the description of your condition it sounds as if the cause might be one of the minor conditions such as anal fissure, haemorrhoids etc etc.
Avatar_m_tn A Gastroenterologist will ask someone if they have had family members diagnosed or die from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> in their 30's or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>'s, as this will make them suspect FAP. With FAP you develop polyps starting as young as 10 but they don't turn cancerous until your 30's. If you have the attenuated form then it becomes cancerous in the 40's. Family history when one presents with colon cancer this young is extremely important.
1506428_tn?1290117104's the deal...I'm 20 years old and I think I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>. Now before you roll your eyes and immediately start throwing statistics at me, hear me out. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 15 years old. I have been on Remicade for about four years and recently the effects seem to be diminishing.So, I went in for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm).
Avatar_n_tn I don't know if this helps but I once read that someone under 40 with blood in their stools has less chance of having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> than someone over 50 with no symptoms whatsoever. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> 20, well your chances are so low that it's not a concern not to mention your doctor has already tested you. Chunks are what you ate the night before (tomato or peppers or something) If you do find your anxiety over this is affecting your life significantly (your sleeping, eating, studies, relationships etc.
Avatar_m_tn I think it would be wise for her to make an appointment with a GI specialist. While <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is very rare in people <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>, it's not uncommon. Those symptoms can be a sign of things other than colon cancer such as IBS, Crohns, or ulcerative colitis. The bump on the abdomen definatly should be checked out. Keep us posted on how she's doing!
Avatar_n_tn first of all you didn't mention your age, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is very very rare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span> and almost non-existant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> age 30. If this does not exclude you, some other facts are that the itch you described is common with hemmerhoids or anal fissure. One other thing you did not mention is change in bowel habbits. colon cancer generally has some type of effect on regular bowel habits (i.e. less frequent, constipation, diahrea).
Avatar_m_tn Can a ruptured <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> heal/seal itself without surgery? She is in her late <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>'s. Is she out of danger? THANK YOU FOR ANY RESPONSE AND HELP!
Avatar_n_tn I am told that polyps grow very slowly. No family history of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>, my parents, aunts and uncles have all been screened and are clear. My grandmother did have several polyps removed but not until she was in her 50s or 60s and has never had them reoccur. I don't drink, smoke, eat relatively healthy and am not obese.
10182110_tn?1408364805 Additional observations suggest that because the incidences of cancer increase with the aging process, that this factor cannot be discounted. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> cancers are less common in people <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> the age of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>, however; they do occur, but not with the frequency that is more common in older populations over the age of 60.
488192_tn?1208993889 How old are you? Colorectal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is rare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>. Thickening and inflammation of colonic wall, and inflammation detected in blood, is typical for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Now they will do a colonoscopy to take few samples of tisue to determined diagnosis exactly.
Avatar_n_tn colon cancer is almost unheard of if you are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span> and even if you are over <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span> the chances are much greater of you not having it and your problem being something much simpler. But please, just for your own peace of mind see your doctor. You will feel much better.
Avatar_n_tn The nurse told me on the phone when she took my medical history prior to my visit, that even though there was no history of breast cancer in my family, that since my dad had had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>(1985) that now there is a direct link between either parent having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> and a higher risk in their daughters having breast cancer....have you heard that? Anyway, will let you know the outcome. For 2 days I felt terrible. Today I feel better.
Avatar_n_tn first of all you didn't mention your age, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is very very rare <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span> and almost non-existant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> age 30. If this does not exclude you, some other facts are that the itch you described is common with hemmerhoids or anal fissure. One other thing you did not mention is change in bowel habbits. colon cancer generally has some type of effect on regular bowel habits (i.e. less frequent, constipation, diahrea).
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Avatar_n_tn My husband developed a lump <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> his armpit it did break open and puss then closed back up, it has gotten hard and feels like it is large inside and filled up he keeps putting ice on it with the hopes it will go away, we can't afford to go to a doctor there is no money for one can anyone tell me what he should do to make it better please
Avatar_n_tn one good thing the doctor that took my polop out had told me that if i hadnt had the colonscopy the polop he removed would most likly have turned to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> by the time i was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>.he said since having a pre cancerous polop at my age , i should have one done every three years, now just have to get this other stuff figured out, thank for your time.
Avatar_n_tn My skin is very fair and prone to freckling and burns. I have had white (much lighter than the rest of the skin on my face) circles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> my eyes for the past 6-9 months. I can cover them with makeup to help them blend with the rest of my skin, but I would like to fix the problem. Please let me know what this is and if there is a solution. Thank you for your time.
Avatar_n_tn I agree about the sense of humor part. I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> removed this last March due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>. I try to look at the bright side of things, never getting constipated, no more diverticulitis, can never get colon cancer again.... I look forward to getting stronger and healthier every day, the first few months were rough but now pretty much normal except bowel movements about 15 a day. Prayers for all that have been through this.
390388_tn?1279639813 I, too, have a family history of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> so I started getting colonoscopys at age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>. I am now 52. I have never had a colonoscopy without anesthesia and being TOTALLY out during the procedure. Sounds like you were awake? I have never felt the slightest pinch during the procedure. Are you in the U.S. or another country?
Avatar_n_tn I was told that a family history of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> also raises the risk of BC. There were 3 of those on the paternal side, plus one ovarian on the maternal side. The counselor stressed that even if I am BRAC negative, it doesn't mean that there isn't a genetic connection. It may just mean that there is not a test yet for it. Genetic testing comes with a host of decisions. Think carefully before committing to it. insurance doesn't always cover it and it's pretty expensive.
Avatar_n_tn I've always had a strong belief in stress causing cancer, and I know that as I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> intensive stress prior to my dx, I remain of the opinion that this is what caused my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>. Until someone can prove to me otherwise, I will maintain my thoughts on stress being the problem in causing many cases of cancer. Wishing everyone well....hugs...Helen..
Avatar_m_tn 2) This hasn't been well studied, but the chance she had oral HPV-16 probably is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> 5%. 3) HPV-16 and other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>-causing HPV types generally clear within 2 years. 4) Oral HPV testing is not recommended by health experts; although promoted by various companies and labs, there are no data on how well it works and I have no experience with it. If positive, it won't necessarily mean you are at risk for anything; if negative, it won't reliably mean you are not infected.
1028452_tn?1398781730 Highest in raspberries, strawberries, hazelnuts and pecans. Decreases risk of esophageal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> · Tomatoes ½ C. daily. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which belongs to the vast family of carotenoids – molecules that are responsible for the yellow, orange, and red colours of many fruits and vegetables. Reduces risk for prostate cancer by approx. 30%. · Grapes – ½ C. daily. Contains a plant hormone called resveratrol, especially found in the skins and seeds of grapes.
Avatar_n_tn Another thought came to my mind afterwards. She died of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> with liver mets. They did not know where the primary was. She was diagnosed and gone in 10 days. When she was in her late 30's she had and hysterectomy and an oopherectomy for possible ovarian cancer. They findings at that time were negative. The doc did leave her a piece of one ovary so she would not go through surgical menopause. could this have been ovarian cancer now that spread to her liver?
Avatar_n_tn Regarding the colonoscopy, it is normally recommended at age 50 if no symptoms, or age <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span> if there is a family history of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>. If your mother had definite colon cancer or polyps, then I would recommend a colonoscopy at age 40. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar_m_tn in a country of 360 million, you'd better study your math. It is one of the rarer cancers. The odds are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>-50% that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> is what will take you from this world someday. But the chance it will be HPV related is exceedingly low. Most likely it will be a common cancer, like colon, rectum, lung, prostate, or any of the others that are much more common than HPV. Whether or not the 10,000 annually would have not had those particular cancers if they had avoided oral sex isn't known.
Avatar_n_tn Keep stress out of your life Highest intakes of lutein/zeaxanthin experienced a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>% lower risk of ovarian <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> Anti-reproductive cancer diet--diet low in saturated fats (no trans fat also), crucifers, flax, garlic, green tea, fish oil, cooked tomatoes, turmeric. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, keep weight down. It says just 10 grams of flax a day can drop levels of unhealthy estrogen and act as an anti-inflammatory. Be sure to grind it first to get the full effect.
Avatar_f_tn barretts oesophagus hiatus hernia. Was put on nexium which did indeed help over a period of about 2 weeks. Band <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> ribcage has suddenly come back despite taking nexium 2 daily what is the caiuse of this band under ribcage it is driving me nuts No problems eating although i was getting breathlessness before meds started This discussion is related to <a href=''>Size of Hiatal Hernia</a>.
7486852_tn?1410355784 If you have BRCA 1 or 2 you have decisions to make. They say with BRCA 1 I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>40</span>% of Ovarian <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span> and a 87% of Breast <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cancer</span>. I am also at a higher rate for colorectal cancer. So I have to be monitored for all these cancers. Those statistics are a bit misleading. They pushed for me to have both breasts removed to keep from getting Breast cancer. If I did not have Ovarian cancer they would want me to have hysterctomy, etc. Angelina Joeulie has BRCA 1 and she chose Mastectomy.
Avatar_f_tn My questions are whether or not these symptoms could be consistent with any type of cancer (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span> or stomach). Since getting the 'bug', I have had severe burning pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>under</span> my rib cage (both sides) along with stomach cramping if I try to eat a 'normal' meal. I also have had consistent nausea (no vomitting) which has caused me to lose quite a bit of weight in those five weeks time. My bowel habits have been pretty typical considering everything else.