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

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Polyps

Race is not a significant risk factor.

In brief: Polyps

Race is not a significant risk factor.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Jay Singh
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ethnicity irrelevant

Europeans and americans have about the same basic risk of polyp formation.
You should use your family history as a stronger indicator for polyp formation. Is there any colon, breast or uterine cancer in the family? Are any of these primary relatives? If you have no symptoms and no history, you would fall into a regular risk category and should start routine screening at 50.

In brief: Ethnicity irrelevant

Europeans and americans have about the same basic risk of polyp formation.
You should use your family history as a stronger indicator for polyp formation. Is there any colon, breast or uterine cancer in the family? Are any of these primary relatives? If you have no symptoms and no history, you would fall into a regular risk category and should start routine screening at 50.
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh
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