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Default What are the very early symptoms of colon cancer? - 12-24-2008, 04:15 AM

My mother died from this when she was 31, as she was diagnosed too late. I'm 20 and have just been diagnosed with a possibility of having Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Seeing as I've heard colonic cancer is genetic, should I be getting checked out the possibility of cancer?Also, for people who have suffered from colon cancer- what were the earliest symptoms that you got?I don't mean to sound like a hypochondriac-it's just I don't want to find out too late like my mother did.
   
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Default 12-28-2008, 08:51 AM

Ur mother had you when she was 11?
   
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Default 01-06-2009, 10:14 PM

The problem with colon cancer is that it shows no symptoms at early stages. It only starts showing when it's advanced. The symptoms are:- Blood flecks in your stools, particularly if the blood is dark or plum-coloured. This is the most commonly noticed symptom and should never be ignored.- A change in your regular bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhoea, that's severe or lasts for two weeks or more.- Abdominal pain or discomfort that lasts for two weeks or more.- Unexplained weight loss.To get cancer at a young age it is most likely genetic. I'm going to see a genetic doctor because I was diagnosed at 20. If any close relative has had colon cancer at a young age, you should ensure your doctor rules that out, instead of diagnosing you without any tests for cancer. I was told I probably have IBS, but luckily, she wanted to do more tests to be on the safe side. Although some people do get it at a young age without there being a genetic factor involved.
   
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Default 01-28-2009, 08:16 PM

It CAN be genetic, but you should ask these types of questions directly to the doctor and not accept the answers from people who are not qualified to answer.
   
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Default 03-11-2013, 03:17 AM

Hello Friends,

Colon cancer symptoms aren't always obvious, but you can learn what these symptoms look and feel like. Understanding colon cancer symptoms is important, because you can use this knowledge to work with your doctor to find out the cause and take care of your long-term health.
In order to understand what colon cancer symptoms might feel like, it helps to learn a bit about the colon. The colon is an important part of the digestive system, and as such, it has a major role in helping the body absorb nutrients, minerals, and water. The colon also helps rid the body of waste in the form of stool. The colon makes up the majority of the large intestine, approximately six feet in length. The last six inches or so of the large intestine are the rectum and the anal canal.

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