I need your expertise, is colon cancer hereditary?

Some colon cancers. Are hereditary. Vast majority are not. The two common hereditary forms of colon cancer are familial adneomatous polys and lynch syndrome. Let me reiterate that hereditary colon cancers are a minority. See this site for more info. http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/hereditary-genetics/inherited-risk-colorectal.

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How is colon cancer inherited?

Genes. Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis a this hereditary non polyposis gene (hnpp). There are also syndromes that make you susceptible to a variety of different cancers including colon cancer such as lynch syndrome. Read more...
Genetics. There are inherited polyposis syndromes, and no polyposis syndromes. Most colon and rectal cancers diagnosed have no family history. Read more...
Not simple answer. Cancer is when a cell won't die but can still divide and grow and hide from immune system. This is caused by many gene defects most of which happen after we are born. Sometimes we can inherit a defective cell growth gene from a parent Increasing our risk of cancer and it usually shows up earlier. This is why people with first degree family members with colorectal cancer get colonoscopy at 40. Read more...

Help please! Is colon cancer hereditary?

Can be. Most colon cancers relate more to lifestyle than inheritance but some patients do have an inherited predisposition, be it in the setting of multiple polyps (like fap or myh) or not (lynch syndrome). Families with this have early onset colon cancer and other cancers as well. Talk to your doc about this to see if you need to visit a specialist in inherited malignancies. Remember to live healthy. Read more...

If a person in their mid 30's were to get colon cancer would it almost always be due to a hereditary form of cancer compared to sporadic?

Possibley. But not always. This would have to be investigated, but their can be spontaneous cases at an early age. Read more...
Maybe. Some hereditary factors increase colon cancer risks such as some types of colitis (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease), familial polyposis, hnpcc, lynch syndrome, etc. But younger people can get spontaneous colon cancers too. Get a referral to a gastroenterologist as indicated. Most colon cancer occurs after age 50, and reported 8-10 people per 100, 000 get colon cancer under age 50. Read more...

Is colon cancer Hereditary? Note my father and aunt has it. How can I identify iam 26 now

Family risk. You will want to get colonoscopy from time to time starting soon. Your family members may also be checked for genetic problems such as HPNCC and familial polyposis; if they are affected, you may be checked as well. Getting 'scoped frequently greatly diminishes your risk of dying of this illness. Read more...