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Is colon cancer genetic?

Is colon cancer genetic?

Sometimes: Some colon cancers are related to specific genetic mutations but the majority are not. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Grandfather had colon cancer at 87, uncle had noncancerous polyps at 48. Mother has no polyps. Likely a colon cancer gene?

Grandfather had colon cancer at 87, uncle had noncancerous polyps at 48. Mother has no polyps. Likely a colon cancer gene?

Likely Not: You have to have three or more family members with a confirmed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, one of whom should be a first degree (parent, child, sibling) relative. ...Read more

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Why is the colon prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

Why is the colon prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

Genetic mutations: HNPCC or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer is an autosomal dominant genetic condition that has a high risk of colon cancer The disease first described by Lynch and is associated with other cancers including endometrial ovary and stomach. The increased risk is due to inherited mutations that impair DNA mismatch repair. .Individuals with HNPCC have an 80% lifetime risk for colon ca. ...Read more

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20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

Need more: Information. The type of polyp.who in your family has colon CA, the age of diagnosis and your age ...Read more

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Life expectancy of colon cancer==similar to parent if familial?

Life expectancy of colon cancer==similar to parent if familial?

Yes and no: If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently. ...Read more

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Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

In the US: The chances of getting any cancer, according to statistics of the american cancer society, is 45% in a lifetime for males & 38% in a lifetime for females in the us. You are not destined to get cancer because it runs in your parents, but get regular screening physical exams yearly, mammograms after age 40 females, colonoscooy after age 50. Eat healthy, don't smoke, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer preventable?

Is colon cancer preventable?

For the most part.: Early detection via colonosocpy, not ignoring symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowels, anemia, unintentional weight loss, and not assuming all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids are some ways to reduce your chances and maybe prevent colon cancer from developing. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not hereditary. ...Read more

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How is colon cancer inherited?

How is colon cancer inherited?

Genes: Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis a this hereditary non polyposis gene (hnpp). There are also syndromes that make you susceptible to a variety of different cancers including colon cancer such as lynch syndrome. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Are breast cancer and colon cancer linked?

Not directly usually: There is debate about how closely these 2 cancers are related. Both have hereditary natures and are more common generally in obese patients. Both often begin with more benign precursor lesions like dcis for breast cancer and benign polyps for colon cancer. Both are very common but there is little evidence that having either predisposes to having the other. ...Read more

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Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

Chances of metastasis to lung of stage II colon cancer?

Low but not zero: Stage ii colon cancer means no lymph node involvement by definition, but inadequate lymph node sampling (surgical resection) may "understage" the cancer, so make sure enough ln were taken -minimum of 12! even with appropriate surgery, mets may still occur, although very unusual, so discuss with your treating docs. A pet/ct may give some reassurance so ask if this can be done. ...Read more

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What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

What are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years! ...Read more

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Help please! is colon cancer hereditary?

Help please! is colon cancer hereditary?

Can be: Most colon cancers relate more to lifestyle than inheritance but some patients do have an inherited predisposition, be it in the setting of multiple polyps (like fap or myh) or not (lynch syndrome). Families with this have early onset colon cancer and other cancers as well. Talk to your doc about this to see if you need to visit a specialist in inherited malignancies. Remember to live healthy. ...Read more

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Odds of recurrence in renal cancer patient?

Odds of recurrence in renal cancer patient?

Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer genetic?

Is bowel cancer genetic?

Sometimes: Some colon cancers are related to inheritable genetic mutations but the majority are not. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer fatal?

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Is colon cancer fatal?

Not Necessarily: It depends on the stage at diagnosis and the treatment obtained. ...Read more

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Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read more

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Does stage 3 rectal cancer affect children different of people with colon cancer?

Does stage 3 rectal cancer affect children different of people with colon cancer?

Not common: This is not a common finding. Colon cancer is usually seen in older people. ...Read more

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What are the odds of developing colon cancer under age 20 ?

What are the odds of developing colon cancer under age 20 ?

Risk rises with age: Risk of colon cancer starts to rise significantly around age 45, and the risk continues to rise with every passing decade of life, though there is a hint that the rate of rise slows down in the ninth decade of life. If you have symptoms of colon cancer, though, you need medical attention no matter how young you are. ...Read more

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22 year old male terrified of colon cancer my appetite hasnt really been there lately how likely is it due to colon cancer what are my realistic odds?

Odds are small....: Colon cancer would be quite rare at your age. Are you having symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum (not usually cancer - more likely to be a tear or hemorrhoid) or black bowel movements? Do you have a family history with many folks who have colon cancer at young ages? Have you been advised by a doctor to start having colonoscopies early? If not, you may want to talk to your doctor re: anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

It happens...: Teens and young adults do get colon cancer, but over 90% of all cases occur in adults over 50 years of age. ...Read more

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I'm 22 what are the odds I have colon cancer with no family history or heridatry chances of getting it. Ithink about having it everyday it bothers me ?

I'm 22 what are the odds I have colon cancer with no family history or heridatry chances of getting it. Ithink about having it everyday it bothers me
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Lighting strike: You are also at risk of being struck by lightening. Does that bother you? If there is no family history of early colon cancer, you are not at risk of colon cancer at your age. When you turn 50, get a screening colonoscopy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the odds of colon cancer recurrence after successful surgical treatment?

What are the odds of colon cancer recurrence after successful surgical treatment?

Depends: The answer to this question is highly dependent on the stage of the colon cancer when you had the surgery. Earlier stages have a low chance of recurrence, and those that may have spread deeper or to lymph nodes have a higher chance of recurrence. Chemotherapy is combined with surgery in some cases of colon cancer. ...Read more

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I've had two colonoscopies in the last 10 yrs, w/ the last 3 yrs ago? Dr thinks I have IBS. What are the odds of having colon cancer now?

Remote: A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?

Colon polyps : There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing..Good luck to all of you. ...Read more

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My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and.No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared

Very unlikely...: At 22 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Why is there so many websites with youbg people claiming they have colon cancer when the statistics show it qs veing rare in under 40 im 22 22 what are my realistic odds? I have no family history jus nausea

Don't know..: What web sites you are looking at, but seeing something on the internet that is not produced by a well recognized source is not likely to be useful to you. Nausea is rarely a sign of cancer. Have an examination with your doctor. Use reputable web sites such as www.Cancer.Org. ...Read more

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What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?

What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?

Very, very low: More than 90% of colon cancers are diagnosed in patients above 50 years old. People less than 30 yrs of age in the us have about 0.06% chance of developing colon cancer over 10 years and < 1% chance over next 30 years of their lives. The incidence in younger (< 50) persons has actually increased slightly over the last decade. Blood in the stool could be due to benign causes - if in doubt, see md. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 18 year old with all normal blood work and no family history having colon cancer? change in bm looser stool no other symptoms

What are the odds of a 18 year old with all normal blood work and no family history having colon cancer? change in bm looser stool no other symptoms

Colon cancer RARE: 90% of colon cancer is in people 50 and up. The average age of a patient with colon cancer is 72. The odds of an adolescent having colon cancer is 0.31 in 1 000 000. You should discuss your many concerns about colon cancer with your doctor. A simple stool test may help reassure you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?

What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?

Low risk for cancer: Your worry is understandable and made worse by financial concerns. Check your local area for cash prices, non-insurance clinics and free health clinics. You will benefit from a doctors care, a good gp. Check out the bowel regimens for chronic constipation on healthtap. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have colon cancer earlier than grandparent who had it?

Anything possible: It is possible, but it depends on the age that your grandparent had cancer and if you have a familial mutation. If your grandparent was elderly and there is no sign of a strong family history it is no more likely than the average person. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife's grandpa had surgery for colon cancer today?

Be family: This might be a great time for a family get-together. What does Grand Dad want? As he is recovering and may need help, the family can work together to make his life better. You'll know in a few days whether a cure is likely. If so, celebrate. Of course you all know to get colon cancer surveillance. You know the illness isn't catching and Grand Dad may enjoy a few hugs. ...Read more

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At what age should I start getting tested for colon cancer? My granddad died from it in his 40s.

At what age should I start getting tested for colon cancer? My granddad died from it in his 40s.

Depends: If your parents have been checked ( the one related to the grand parent) for polyps or colon cancer. It is first degree relatives that pose an increased risk for you. So ask you parents if the had a colonoscopy and if they had polyps. If they haven't they need to get one for their sake and yours. If the parent had polyps/cancer take 15 years off the age they were diagnosed for you to start having. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of getting cancer if your one grandparent had died in 40s with colon cancer?

What is the likelyhood of getting cancer if your  one grandparent had died in 40s with colon cancer?

Unknown: The health history of all of your relatives would be helpful. You should be seen by your doctor and should probably have a colonoscopy before the recommended age of 50 due to your family history. If, after obtaining your family history, you may be recommended to be tested for a hereditary predisposition to colon and other cancers. ...Read more

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Grandmother has to go into surgery because colon cancer.. What will the outcome be like. She's over 75years old& is very ill...

Colon cancer: Sorry to hear about your grandmother's woes. The outcome of colon cancer depends on many factors, related to the extent and type of tumor and also to the underlying medical status of the patient who has the tumor. The best person to ask about this is usually the patient's oncologist. Good luck to your grandmother and to you! ...Read more

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When should a man get screened for colon cancer if his grandpa died of it in his 40s?

Ten years earlier: While a grandfather is not a first degree relative it may suggest an inherited gene problem and may be a good reason to seek genetic counseling and testing. Most cancers are still random events, but i would suggest doing a colonoscopy at age thirty for peace of mind. If negative, then age forty. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more