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Diagnosed at 16: A Colon Cancer Personal Story

Darrick, also known as Harleyman71 on WebMD, shared his uplifting story with WebMD the Magazine.

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Who is at Risk?

For the great majority of people, the major factor that increases a person's risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing age. Risk increases dramatically after age 50 years; 90% of all CRCs are diagnosed after this age. The history of CRC in a first-degree relative, especially if before the age of 55 years, roughly doubles the risk. Other risk factors are weaker than age and family history. People with inflammatory bowel disease have a much higher risk of CRC. A small percentage (<5%) of CRCs...

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Colon Cancer Story: 1 Man’s Survivor Story

As Johnny Pauls discovered, preventive screening can detect colon cancer early -- when it can be cured. Find out more in this WebMD video.

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Reviewed by Lisa B. Bernstein, MD on July 31, 2015
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