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A 50-year-old member asked:

is there a connection between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the relationship between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

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Dr. Jekwon Yeh
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.

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