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What is the treatment for hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: There are a number of inherited defects that may lead to colon cancer. In some cases, e.g. Apc, a prophylactic colectomy is advisable. In most cases the treatment is the same as for sporadic cancer.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you explain hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Broad: That is a broad question and the answer is a book chapter. The key points for you are that if you have relatives with many polyps or relatives with colon cancer, you should go to your doctor to asses your risk.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Similar to regular: Colon cancer. There are a number of different hereditary abnormalities that lead to colon cancer, but the resulting colon cancer is often silent in early stages. The usual symptoms are intestinal obstruction, anemia, weight loss and symptoms due to spread to other organs.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Radiation therapy is usually limitted to rectal cancers.
Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen commented
General Surgery 34 years experience
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...or for colon cancers that grow into adjacent areas, such as the abdominal wall.
Feb 16, 2012

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