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A 57-year-old female asked:

what is your risk of colon cancer when your father has it? also mother with uterine brother with prostate cancers

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Lynch Syndrome?: There are now multiple distinct biologic pathways that lead to colon cancer. Depending upon the age of the cancers you described (dad-gi; mom-gyne, brother-urologic) in your first generation relatives, you may be at risk for lynch syndrome ; should see a genetic counselor in your area to best characterize your risk ; that of other family members. If you have not had a colonoscopy yet go get one!

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