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Are colonic polyps genetic?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some

Most people with colon cancer do not have a strong family history, but some do.
Anyone with a family history of colon cancer and/or colonic polyps should have a screening colonoscopy well before the age recommended for people with no family history (50). See your physician. Rarely families have mutations that cause hundreds of colonic polyps - these few patients may need removal of their colon.

In brief: Some

Most people with colon cancer do not have a strong family history, but some do.
Anyone with a family history of colon cancer and/or colonic polyps should have a screening colonoscopy well before the age recommended for people with no family history (50). See your physician. Rarely families have mutations that cause hundreds of colonic polyps - these few patients may need removal of their colon.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Having a 1st degree family member with colon polyps or cancer increases your risk.
Screening in patients with a family history is recommended beginning at age 40 or 10 years earlier than your family member was diagnosed which ever comes first.

In brief: Yes

Having a 1st degree family member with colon polyps or cancer increases your risk.
Screening in patients with a family history is recommended beginning at age 40 or 10 years earlier than your family member was diagnosed which ever comes first.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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