3 doctors weighed in:

Life expectancy of colon cancer==similar to parent if familial?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it.
Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently.

In brief: Yes and no

If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it.
Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently.
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Dr. Apurv Agrawal
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors