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I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No

In general asians have a lower incidence of colon cancer and colon polyps than the average population.
This is due to several factors including eating more fish and vegetables and less red meat.

In brief: No

In general asians have a lower incidence of colon cancer and colon polyps than the average population.
This is due to several factors including eating more fish and vegetables and less red meat.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Though colon cancer has a genetic basis for susceptibility, lifestyle and diet have a lot to do with risk factors.
Asians, in general, have a lower incidence though.

In brief: No

Though colon cancer has a genetic basis for susceptibility, lifestyle and diet have a lot to do with risk factors.
Asians, in general, have a lower incidence though.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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In brief: No

These are some predisposing factors for colon poliposis which is related to colon cancer: • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc, also known as lynch syndrome)  • familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)  • attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (afap)  • myh associated adenomatous polyposis (map)  • peutz-jeghers syndrome (pjs)  • familial juvenile polyposis coli (fjp).

In brief: No

These are some predisposing factors for colon poliposis which is related to colon cancer: • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc, also known as lynch syndrome)  • familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)  • attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (afap)  • myh associated adenomatous polyposis (map)  • peutz-jeghers syndrome (pjs)  • familial juvenile polyposis coli (fjp).
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
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