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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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 30 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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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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