A 50-year-old member asked:
is there a connection between colon cancer and prostate cancer?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
None: Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes. It is probably secondary to a polyoma virus. Prostate Ca which is hormonally controlled probably arises from the MMTV virus entering the Wnt-1 gene to induce transformation. This same virus effects breast Ca and men married to women with Br Ca get more prostate Ca.
3130 viewsAnswered May 19, 2018
A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the relationship between colon cancer and prostate cancer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 13 years experience
Genetic conditions: There are certain genetic mutations where prostate cancer and colon cancer can manifest at an increased incidence. However most cases of colon cancer and prostate cancer are spontaneous.
3037 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 19, 2018
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