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What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Multiple causes: There are multiple causes to colorectal cancer. It is a combination between genetics, and what your colon & rectum are exposed to over the course of many decades. Clearly the most at-risk patients are those with a strong family history and a documented history of gene mutations, namely something called fap and hnpcc. Take a look at some of my other posts on reducing your risk.
Answered on Jan 25, 2012

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