A 47-year-old member asked:
question about hereditary colon cancer: which kinds are inherited or run in families?
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Colon cancer: Genetic succeptibility for colon cancer includes hereditary nonpolyposis colonrectal cancer (lynch syndrome), & famiial adenomatous polyposis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jan Rakinic answered
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several.: The types of colorectal cancers you refer to include hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) and fap (familial adenomatous polyposis). However, each of these can also arise form a new mutation with no family history. Garden variety colorectal cancer also has some heritability, though far less than those noted above.
Answered on Oct 8, 2015
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