Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) occurs very infrequently in people under the age of 50. In fact, the number of teens that have been diagnosed is so low that exact figures were unavailable.
The American Cancer Society recommends that screening for colon cancer starts after a person has entered adulthood, but if someone is experiencing symptoms, regardless of their age, a healthcare provider should examine them.
Symptoms To Discuss With a Healthcare Provider
Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
FX is unsure of why you asked this question, but if you are concerned for yourself or are having any medical symptom, please speak to your doctor. If you do not have one and live in northern NJ, please call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971-6475. Also check out the American Cancer Society for more information.