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Colorectal cancer causes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a diet low in fiber and rich in fats may increase the risk of cancer.

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