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What is your risk of colon cancer when your father has it? Also mother with uterine brother with prostate cancers

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Lynch Syndrome?

There are now multiple distinct biologic pathways that lead to colon cancer.
Depending upon the age of the cancers you described (dad-gi; mom-gyne, brother-urologic) in your first generation relatives, you may be at risk for lynch syndrome ; should see a genetic counselor in your area to best characterize your risk ; that of other family members. If you have not had a colonoscopy yet go get one!

In brief: Lynch Syndrome?

There are now multiple distinct biologic pathways that lead to colon cancer.
Depending upon the age of the cancers you described (dad-gi; mom-gyne, brother-urologic) in your first generation relatives, you may be at risk for lynch syndrome ; should see a genetic counselor in your area to best characterize your risk ; that of other family members. If you have not had a colonoscopy yet go get one!
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