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What is the likelyhood of getting cancer if your one grandparent had died in 40s with colon cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

The health history of all of your relatives would be helpful.
You should be seen by your doctor and should probably have a colonoscopy before the recommended age of 50 due to your family history. If, after obtaining your family history, you may be recommended to be tested for a hereditary predisposition to colon and other cancers.

In brief: Unknown

The health history of all of your relatives would be helpful.
You should be seen by your doctor and should probably have a colonoscopy before the recommended age of 50 due to your family history. If, after obtaining your family history, you may be recommended to be tested for a hereditary predisposition to colon and other cancers.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Sameer Desai
I agree that you need to be evaluated by someone familiar with hereditary colon cancer syndromes.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low

While there are a number of genetic syndromes that involve colon cancers, they typically involve 2 or more family members before there is meaningful concern for a genetic syndrome.
These can be investigated by blood tests.

In brief: Low

While there are a number of genetic syndromes that involve colon cancers, they typically involve 2 or more family members before there is meaningful concern for a genetic syndrome.
These can be investigated by blood tests.
Dr. David Rizzieri
Dr. David Rizzieri
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: General population

If grand parent colon cancer is not genetically related cancer of colon, then incidence will be same as general population.

In brief: General population

If grand parent colon cancer is not genetically related cancer of colon, then incidence will be same as general population.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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