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

Doubt it. If you do not have fhx or previous polyps & have diet rich in fiber (most hindus) your risk is low. The presence of a hereditary polyposis syndrome is a strong risk factor for developing colorectal polyps. These may include peutz-jeghers syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis and gardner syndrome.

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

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.
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).
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.

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

Yes. Patients with askenazic-eastern european ancestry are more prone to colon cancer and colon polyps than the average person. There is also genetic testing if you have a close relative who has had colon polyps or colon cancer.
Yes. Maybe-depends where your jewish family is from. Some ashkenazi jews carry certain genes which might increase the risk. You have 3 options 1. Check your family tree - it might relieve you but open a can of worms! 2. Check your genes - it might relieve you or open another can or worms! 3. Do nothing other than colonoscopy as indicated by your and/or family's risk profile (best choice).

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

No necessarily. If you are over 50 year old you should have colonoscopy, and sooner if it runs in your family, hispanic or not.

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

Colon polyps. Colon polyps due to generic conditions can be found more in caucasians but since most colon cancer is not due to genetic reasons then the answer is no.

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History. Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
Not necessary. Unless you have a familiar/ hereditary trait that put you at a higher chance of getting polyp like familial polyposis coli, gardner, etc there is no evidence to show that a middle eastern is more prone to develop colon polyps. I hope my answer is of help.

I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History. Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background.
No. I'm not aware of any increased risk of colon cancer in native americans. If you have a family history that is different. Be sure to be referred for colon screening at age 50 or sooner if you have a family history.

I'm african american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Yes. African americans on average get colon cancer at a younger age. The american college of gastroenterology advocates screening colonoscopy starting at the age of 45 as opposed to 50 for the average populaton.
Yes. African americans have a higher susceptibility to colon cancer and should be screened at a younger age.