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... There are known and unknown causes of colon cancer. "There is a hereditary condition called FAP where a person develops hundreds of polyps in the colon at a young age. ... (3 replies)
... Thats so great that you know so far ahead of time whats going on. I know it must be scarry and such a young person wouldnt want to have to wear a bag, but thats really such a small price to pay for your life when you really think about it. God bless all you guys going through that! ... (39 replies)
... Run, don't walk to another physician, preferably a gastroenterologist for a second opinion. Having a mother with colon cancer and then presenting with blood in the stool and the other symptoms definitely is reason for a colonoscopy, no matter what the age of the person. ... (3 replies)

... is quite young to develop colon cancer. ... (7 replies)
... The most common symptom is no symptoms at all. Next is anemia of unknown origin. Depending on what part of the colon cancer develops in determines if and how soon symptoms will develop. ... (2 replies)
... Hey Everyone, sorry for the blocks of text, I have a fair bit to explain. ... (4 replies)
Re:colon cancer
Apr 23, 2008
... Colon cancer can most certainly be hereditary. Your family history is indicative of it. It is called HNPCC hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer due to a defect in a mutation repair gene. I would strongly recommend you consult a genetic counselor for further advice. ... (2 replies)
... colonoscopy and if that is clear, then in another three years. At 26 you are young to have had a polyp and with a history of cancers even if not colon cancer in your family, you should definitely request a referral for a colonoscopy. ... (4 replies)
... t do Anyone ANY GOOD! I think a fundraiser is a GREAT IDEA. And I agree, nothing is done Specifically for Colorectal Cancer. As I have said before, Breast Cancer is now more accepted, and it's "ok" to talk about it... ... (23 replies)
... I believe that there are some here as a matter of fact. ... (20 replies)
... My uncle actually had his first colonoscopy when he was in his early forties, and even then I felt it was a bit young to be worried about such things. But it seems its true that younger people are getting diagnosed these days, and esp. ... (24 replies)
... but at chemo you see so many people in their 20's and 30's it is shocking. For some reason, people think colon or rectal cancer is a disease of old men. You learn fast that is not the case. ... (23 replies)
Need advice?
Jul 9, 2012
... Hi Antbaby92, here's a bit of info for you. ... (5 replies)
... Please realize that perfectly healthy, fit, young people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Don't feel by following a healthy lifestyle you will be immune. A healthy person will probably have a much better chance at beating the disease but there are no guarantees. ... (6 replies)
... It is possible to have colon cancer at age 18, but highly unlikely. ... (3 replies)
... This topic makes me soo upset. My husband told our primary care doc. that he had all the classic symptoms of colon cancer, and that he had diagnosed himself after researching it on the internet. The doc. ... (5 replies)
... Sorry to sound like a broken record, but do not feel safe that "that's what it is." Push for a colonoscopy. If you are able to pass any stool at all, a doctor can perform a colonoscopy on you. My mother had a tumor completely obstructing her colon and they managed to do a colonoscopy! ... (23 replies)
... Stage IV here..45 years young when diagnosed last May, told I might not last 2 months if I didn't respond to chemo. I had no options other than chemo. ... (22 replies)
... Please dont ignore these symptoms. if you get no joy from your dr see another or a gastroenterologist. i think you definately should be getting a colonoscopy or at least some blood tests. ... (5 replies)
... and asked if this could be colon cancer. She said it's very uncommon for such a young person to get it. ... (17 replies)

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