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What is the definition or description of: colon cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Colon is the: Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel to nodes or organs.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
5-10% of colon CA's: ...include: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). In addition, some rare conditions – including attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) and MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). Read: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/risk-assessment-screening/hereditary-genetics/genetic-counseling/inherited-risk-colorectal

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