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A 21-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
Dr. Michael Murray
Breast Surgery 34 years experience
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.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
A 24-year-old member asked:

I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
No: In general asians have a lower incidence of colon cancer and colon polyps than the average population. This is due to several factors including eating more fish and vegetables and less red meat.

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