Common Questions: BMI Children
What is the normal BMI for a child?
How do you calculate a child's BMI?
What is a good BMI for a girl? (How about a boy?)
What should my child’s weight percentile be?
Does BMI change depending on age?
Common Questions: Colon and Rectal (Colorectal) Cancer
What are the early warning signs of colorectal cancer?
How long does it take for colorectal cancer to develop?
Can you die from colorectal cancer?
Where is the first place colorectal cancer spreads?
Is prostate cancer curable?
For children, BMI is presented as a percentile, which plots the child’s BMI next to other children of the same age and sex. Falling between the 5th and 85th percentiles is considered normal and healthy.
Blood in the stool, a change in bowel habits marked by constipation or diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, bloating, and weight loss are among the early signs of colon cancer.
Common Questions: Apple Cider Vinegar
First, measure your child’s height and weight, ideally when the child is not wearing shoes or bulky clothes. Then, put those numbers, plus the child’s age and sex, into the CDC’s BMI Calculator for Child and Teen to determine his or her BMI.
Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as a polyp, and it may take as long as 10 to 15 years to become cancerous. For this reason, regular screening to identify and remove polyps is the best way to prevent colon cancer.
No matter if the child is male or female, a healthy BMI is one that puts them between the 5th and 85th percentiles when compared with their peers.
Colon cancer begins in the colon and rectal cancer begins in the rectum, but both areas are part of the digestive system. Because of this, cancers that occur
in either area are sometimes referred to as
Are colon cancer, rectal cancer, and colorectal cancer all the same?
There aren’t guidelines around weight specifically. Since children are growing, it’s important to factor in height, age, sex, and weight in order to determine if a child’s body weight is considered healthy.
Yes. The odds of survival are highest for colorectal cancers caught at an early stage. For example, localized colorectal cancer that has not spread outside the colon or rectum has a 90 percent five-year survival rate, while those cancers that have spread to nearby or distant organs have 75 percent and 14 percent five-year survival rates, respectively.
Yes, BMI changes with age. Your child’s doctor will likely calculate his or her BMI at each routine appointment in order to track his or her growth.
Colon cancer typically spreads to the liver first, though it can spread to other areas of the body, including the lungs and brain.