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i'm native american am i more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
Answered on Feb 3, 2012
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
No: Im not aware of any increased risk of colon cancer in native americans. If you have a family history that is different. Be sure to be referred for colon screening at age 50 or sooner if you have a family history.
Answered on Apr 12, 2014
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