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Old 10-22-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Quick Question.

What are the documented percentage of an 18 year old getting rectal cancer? If there isnt a percent what would you guys say is the odds or percentage.Thanks a million.

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Old 10-22-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Quick Question.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 10-23-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: Quick Question.

As with the other young male poster with similar questions, your answers would best come from a doctor.

People on this forum have learned that percentages can be misleading - many have survived long past the popularly-accepted prospective life expectancies. There are also people on this board who were diagnosed very young with cancer - a cancer that typically strikes people later in life.

Don't count on statistics. You are not a statistic - you are a unique individual. Check it out with your doctor if you have concerns. IF - and that is a big IF - you have a serious illness, it is best to find it now and treat it early. Call your doctor and have a check up.

Old 10-23-2006, 10:51 AM   #4
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Re: Quick Question.

If you are experiencing a change in bowel habits or other disturbing symptons please see your doctor. Although it is very rare to have problems at such a young age it does happen. I had uterine cancer at age 22 - a type that is usually seen in women over 65. But I went to my doctor and was cured.

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