Colon cancer young people

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Avatar m tn I also am having problems finding info on polyps found in young adults. I am 31 and 2 years ago was having problems with some blood in my stool, ignored it for a couple of months then went and had a sigmoidoscopy done. They found 2 small polyps (benign) which is good. But I am not sure when to go back to get tested again.
1506428 tn?1290113504 People who develop colon cancer at a young age like yourself usually have an hereditary colon disease in the family like FAP ( Familial Adenomatous Polyposis). There are two forms, one is where thousands of polyps develop in the colon between the age of 8 and the teen years. With the attenuated form, polyps develop slowly and just a few at a time. With one cancer develops by their late 30's, the other by their 40's. It is very rare for one your age to develop polyps.
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 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 I am a 42 year old male about 50lbs over weight and I have been working with my doctor since 2/09 to address Accelerated High Blood Pressure. I continued to have symptoms of Accelerated High Blood Pressure after being prescribed an aggressive medication regiment. I was then referred to a Internal Medicine Doctor who changed/reduced the proscribed medications. During a office visit we discussed abdominal discomfort I had been having.
Avatar n tn But when the doctors finally found my cancer it had spread and I am now a stage four colon cancer wife and mother of two. It is no longer rare for young people to get this type of cancer. Catch it early and you may not have chemo at all, just a small surgery! I think people are getting more cancer because of our environment. I don't know, but go see a doctor, at least you will get peace of mind. Does your town have a nonprofit hospital? They will cover your medical expenses.
280234 tn?1532986249 Hi Annie, thanks for your reply. I'm sorry that you had to deal with that at age 35. I hope you are doing well now. There isn't a family history in our family either that I know of, but my mom & dad are both in the early 50s, and haven't had colonoscopies. My GI doctor has told me that they need to have one very soon, since I have adenomas. I know colon cancer doesn't care what age you are.
Avatar f tn Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that predisposes people to colon cancer and other cancers as well. While most people have about a six percent chance of developing colon cancer at some point in their lives, people with Lynch syndrome have about an 80 percent chance. Women with Lynch syndrome also have about a 10 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer and a 50 percent chance of developing uterine cancer. I think of you all often. As always my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Avatar f tn Of course, you are kind of young to have colon cancer. Most people are 50 and older before they get this type of cancer.
Avatar m tn Family history when one presents with colon cancer this young is extremely important. We have FAP in our family, and it wasn't until my brother-in-law was diagnosed with colon cancer at 38 and died that we learned this. Back then this was known as Gardner's Syndrome, an orphan disease. Now they know it's part of FAP. My husband died 2 years later from colon cancer because they didn't know enough to check him.
Avatar m tn At age 29 you are very young to have developed colon cancer although very occasionally it can be demonstrated below the usual age range 40/50+. You should seek medical advice preferably from a G.I. specialist and, unless the doctor can definitely assure you that the cause is minor (e.g. anal fissure, hamemorrhoids etc) I suggest that you request a colonoscopy - and maybe also at the same time - an endoscopy.
Avatar f tn My husband has just been diagnosed with Colon cancer on Wednesday, his surgeon wanted to admit him right away but stated he needed more testing before surgery. Is having a chest xray and CT scan normal testing before the surgery or should I prepare for news that the cancer has spread. I need to know because I don't want to be too upset when we meet the surgeon again this Wednesday. Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn You are very young for cancer and your symptoms sound more like IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). This causes alternating diarrhea with constipation, stomach pain and the feeling that you need to "go" but can't. With the straining you have done, it's hard to believe you don't have hemorrhoids, I wouldn't rule this out just yet. It's always best to see a Gastroenterologist when you have any concerns about intestinal problems.
Avatar f tn Did you have any family history of IBD or Colon Cancer? Your in the .09% of people who get cancer. Very rare at your age.
887400 tn?1240956738 Please see a doctor right away. Blood in the stool is never normal, and you have family history of colon cancer. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn As for your friend I am sorry to hear about that. Thats the tough part about young people getting colon cancer. When only .09% of all cases are people our age, it doesnt really become necessary for routine colonoscopies, and because of this, people like your friend will be the small percentage that had to deal unfairly with this disease. jdwithhcv, what was your main symptom that brought you to get checked for colon cancer?
Avatar f tn Looking at the most pessimistic side, there are (very rare) cases mentioned on Medhelp where colon cancer has been detected in patients as young as early 20's. With your family's history of colon cancer, my inclination would be to consult a G.I. specialist and request a colonoscopy - and then to ask at what intervals you should be re-examined. You may be accused of being over-anxious but you are the patient.
Avatar m tn At your age, unless you have a family history of Colon Cancer it would be quite rare. Stop reading about Colon Cancer online as it will only stress you out! Go to your doctor and get checked out. Could very well be hemorroids and IBS, or other non-life threatening diseases. Either way get it checked, but Colon Cancer would be quite rare.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your input I am for sure going to get this taken care of with a specialist but I do have close family ties with colon cancer a grandpa who died of colon cancer at 70 and a father with polops at 50 (sp) I know that this is a bit far fetched but it does have me worried. I will let you know what I find out. I pray that its indeed what you mentioned and not anything more. Thanks!!!
Avatar f tn I would say that you are too young to have colon cancer - but there might be occasional and rare exceptions.... Go and seek medical advice because rectal bleeding is never normal. Type in rectal bleeding to google/yahoo etc to find postings which describe possible causes/treatments etc so that you are knowledgable when you see your doctor. I suggest that you ensure that you are given a definite diagnosis rather than a "well it might be.....".
Avatar m tn Can you tell me about the reliability and accuracy of abdominal ultrasound and fecal occult blood tests in screening for colon cancer?
Avatar f tn Iron-Rich Foods, Iron-Related Genes and Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer). Iron-rich red meat - beef, pork, lamb - can increase the risk of colon/colorectal cancer. Cancerous cells are iron-overloaded (iron-rich, iron-saturated) cells. Primary tumors always develop at body sites of excessive iron deposits. Some might expect that since the vegan diet contains a form of iron that is not that well absorbed, vegans might be prone to developing iron-deficiency anemia.
Avatar f tn This is still young for colon cancer...how old is your mom?