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i need your expertise, is colon cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 reiterate that hereditary colon cancers are a minority. See this site for more info. http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/hereditary-genetics/inherited-risk-colorectal.
Answered on Dec 17, 2013

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