Colon cancer under 40

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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 colon cancer is very rare under the age of ~40. 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 When colon cancer presents in someone under fifty there is real concern that it is due to an hereditary colon disease in the family such as FAP. If someone develops cancer as young as 34 this needs to be ruled out immediately because the children have a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated APC gene. A Gastroenterologist will ask someone if they have had family members diagnosed or die from colon cancer in their 30's or 40's, as this will make them suspect FAP.
Avatar m tn I agree with Morecambie. Although colon cancer is rare in people under 40. It's not unheard of. Your bleeding could be something as minor as a hemorhoid or an anal fissure. I would definatly follow up with your doctor just to be on the safe side. Don't let them dismiss your symptoms just because you are young. Make sure they know without a shadow of doubt it's a hemorrhoid or fissure. If they can't, you may need further testing.
Avatar f tn Colon cancer can be extremely hereditary! My mother-in-law has 4th stage colon cancer and it was recommended to my husband and his sister to have a colonoscopy at 40 years old. He did and they found 1 small (3mm) sized tumor that was found to be pre-cancerous. His sister's result was clear. So, that's 50% chance right there. I agree with quinroxanne, be very vigilant! Good luck.
Avatar m tn 60 yrs, or two second degree relatives with colon cancer, screening as for average risk population (see 5 methods above) but beginning at age 40. 2. For people with two or more first degree relatives with colon cancer (any age) or one first degree relative age < 60 with colon cancer, then begin colonoscopy every 5 years starting at age 40, or 10 years younger than the earliest diagnosis in the family, whichever comes first.
Avatar m tn I think it would be wise for her to make an appointment with a GI specialist. While colon cancer is very rare in people under 40, 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 m tn I had surgery in Feb. 2011 for colon tumer and after biopsy 2nd.stage cancer was detected. Then I had gone trough chemotherapy os six cycle of Folfox 4. After completion of chemotherapy during check up a polyp (2mm) was found in colon. After six months PET scan has been done and no metastat was found. My age is 61 year. I go for walking daily morning for 40 minutes and also busy in my job. My weight is constant. I have no major problem.
Avatar m tn I heard it was uncommon but the surgeon said sometimes they may be missed the first time around. Do I have higher risks of developing colon cancer? I was told as long as I got checkups and had them removed I would be fine and have the polyps controlled.
492898 tn?1222243598 these can be done 10 years ahead of the earliest documented colon cancer in the family (like if his dad was diagnosed with colon cancer at 40 years, he should undergo surveillance at 30 years), or at age 40, whichever is earlier. Regards.
Avatar f tn Colon cancer runs in my family, what can I do to try and reduce my risk of getting it?
Avatar f tn fecal matter passes from small intestine through ascending colon, then across (transverse) colon, then descending colon; if a tumor formed in the ascending colon where fecal matter is mostly liquid it would take longer to identify the problem versus a larger blockage that would impact bowel movements (in the descending colon). I would guess that inflammation of the bowel is more likely. (UC/Crohns) Best of luck!
Avatar n tn I will see my gastroenterologist about this, but he's now on vacation. I'm 29, male, non-smoker, and have no family cancer history. Nearly a year ago, I noticed a small amount of bright red blood on (not in) my stool one time when I went to the bathroom. This has never recurred, but a few times I've found small amounts of bright red on the toilet paper. This has been very infrequent, the amounts have been small and it's generally been after repeated/deep wiping.
Avatar n tn The most likely cause is internal hemorrhoids, which are painless unlike external (thrombosed). If you're under 40 years old with no familial history of colon cancer, I wouldn't worry to much. If it persists for more than a few weeks, it wouldn't hurt to consult a doctor just for the peace of mind.
Avatar n tn t know if this helps but I once read that someone under 40 with blood in their stools has less chance of having colon cancer than someone over 50 with no symptoms whatsoever. Under 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.
1506428 tn?1290113504 Ok...here's the deal...I'm 20 years old and I think I have colon cancer. 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 m tn CA19-9 is elevated in about 20 to 40 percent of colon cancer. It helps to differentiate benign from malignant pancreatic disease in some cases. This is merely an advice and not substitute for clinical examination. It is suggested to discuss your queries with your treating doctor since he knows your medical history best. I sincerely hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn Causes can be minor (anal fissure, haemorrhoids etc) right through to more sinister reasons such as colon cancer - but which is very rare in patients under 40 - but which (according to a posting in Medhelp) has very very occasionally been noted in patients ~ 20. In view of the family history, I suggest that a colonoscopy is requested as a way of (hopefully) eliminating this cause. But at the same time, ask about the desirability of repeat colonoscopies at intervals of ....
Avatar n tn I know that there are genes for colon cancer that have associated increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer along with them. I was considering genetic counseling and testing for these reasons, but whether or not my insurance would cover all the tests ( it seems like five or more genes for colon cancer can be tested for), or any, is uncertain at this point. I called them and they would need a specific code just to see, and I don't have that to offer yet so...
Avatar m tn I have a friend my age - 40 - who was just diagnosed with colon cancer. What are three things I can do to lessen my chances of getting it?
Avatar m tn t go away so he went for a colon test and it came back that he had sigmo colon cancer and had a colon resection on 12/26/07 and now is going through CHIMO I have taken him to a cancer hospital in new york and they said the same they said here in Illinois.
Avatar m tn Colon cancer at your age without family history is rare. What you described is consistent with IBS. The mass you felt could be constipated stool. The bleeding likely is from straining and hemorrhoid. The stress from worrying about whether you have colon cancer will in and of itself make IBS symptoms worse. Constipation can cause fatigue.