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Under 30: Colon/Stomach cancer?
« on: April 08, 2014, 10:19:29 AM »
Oh, paranoia sucks. My grandparents are each getting a colonoscopy and I'm rather envious. I've read that CC rates of people under 30 have gone up over 100% within ten years.

I get worried since recently I have been having stomach issues, constipation, and gas trouble.. However people under 40 are apparently unlikely to get CC or SC. Unlikely but not unheard of. I've heard of even teens getting it. I don't know what the risks are, I've heard it's only really risky if you have a family history.
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Re: Under 30: Colon/Stomach cancer?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 10:27:43 AM »
why don't you make an appointment with your gastro so you feel better? I have had IBS since I was 21. I am now 37. I had a colonoscopy 6 years ago and it was fine. I ad an endoscopy  a few months ago and all it showed was a a bit on gastritis. I am schedules for a colonoscopy in a few weeks but I am not too worry about it to be honest. I have other things to worry about right now like fibromyalgia or lupus LOL
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Re: Under 30: Colon/Stomach cancer?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 10:32:50 AM »
I don't have one. I have a general doctor, a thyroid doctor, an OBGYN, a back doctor.. That's it. My GP diagnosed me with IBS when I complained about random gas trouble, mild diarrhea, and lack of appetite. I've been getting lower back pain but I don't know if that's my normal scoliosis-related trouble or related to my gut troubles.
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Re: Under 30: Colon/Stomach cancer?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 12:35:40 PM »
I have had two colonoscopies and i am 23. I had a polyp.
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Re: Under 30: Colon/Stomach cancer?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 09:57:21 PM »
It's primarily family history.  My best friend's little brother died at 26 from complications from colon cancer.  He was the YOUNGEST patient to ever have died and we lived in a major metro area. 

I hate to post his story because I don't want it to be a trigger for anyone.  I will say he did NOT have random symptoms, he did NOT have symptoms that went away or got better.  He got sick very quickly.
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