A 61-year-old member asked:
Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Devon Webster answered
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: In some people there is a link. Genetic mutations can be passed through families that iincrease risk for both breast and colon cancer. These syndromes include the lynch syndrome and peutz-jeghers syndrome. If your family has a history of cancer, your doctor may suggest genetic testing to determine your risk.
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
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