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What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson answered

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See below: Family history of colon cancer, smoking, history of ulcerative colitis, history of colon polyps, diabetes, being african american are a few.

Answered 12/5/2014

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Dr. Herbert Hoover answered

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Many risk factors: There are many risk factors: increasing age with most cases being over 50. Adenomatous polyps are important risk factor as they can become malignant if not totally removed. Family history. Diets high in fat and low in fiber. Alcohol. Cigarette smoking. Being overweight. Diabetes. African-americdn race.

Answered 9/28/2016

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