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Hereditary colon cancer

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Broad: That is a broad question and the answer is a book chapter. The key points for you are that if you have relatives with many polyps or relatives with c ... Read More
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not in 400 character: Many genes are linked with an increased risk of colon cancer (and others), so those with a family history of colon, uterine and other cancers are at i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Similar to regular: Colon cancer. There are a number of different hereditary abnormalities that lead to colon cancer, but the resulting colon cancer is often silent in e ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
None: Colon cancer does not cause symptoms unless advanced. Definitely bleeding rectally is one that you should not ignore.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
5-10% of colon CA's: ...include: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). In addition, som ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
19 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The genes that contribute to colon cancer are related to how cells grow or repair themselves. Skipping a generation may mean that the gene is not full ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Colon cancer: Genetic succeptibility for colon cancer includes hereditary nonpolyposis colonrectal cancer (lynch syndrome), & famiial adenomatous polyposis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are a number of inherited defects that may lead to colon cancer. In some cases, e.g. Apc, a prophylactic colectomy is advisable. In most cases ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Colon CA/screening: ACS screening for families that have a strong history. There are families that have predisposition to develop color and rectal CA. They say screening ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Can be: Most colon cancers relate more to lifestyle than inheritance but some patients do have an inherited predisposition, be it in the setting of multiple p ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Some colon cancers: Are hereditary. Vast majority are not. The two common hereditary forms of colon cancer are familial adneomatous polys and lynch syndrome. Let me reite ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Family risk: You will want to get colonoscopy from time to time starting soon. Your family members may also be checked for genetic problems such as HPNCC and fam ... Read More

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