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I have a family history of colon cancer, grandpa died of it at 42. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Perhaps

Colon cancer at a young age may be associated with a familial predisposition.
What is the history of other related family members?Typically we would recommend starting colorectal cancer screening earlier in a patient with a family history. Usually 10 years earlier, i.e. 32 in this case. This would certainly be true for your father or mother. Other assoc cancers, include uterine, ovarian, pancreas.

In brief: Perhaps

Colon cancer at a young age may be associated with a familial predisposition.
What is the history of other related family members?Typically we would recommend starting colorectal cancer screening earlier in a patient with a family history. Usually 10 years earlier, i.e. 32 in this case. This would certainly be true for your father or mother. Other assoc cancers, include uterine, ovarian, pancreas.
Dr. Donald Kim
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In brief: Yes concerned

Yes you have to be concerned , compel you go for early detection and cure.
. You should have a colonoscopy now follow up as indicated by your doctor and a sure way for cure.

In brief: Yes concerned

Yes you have to be concerned , compel you go for early detection and cure.
. You should have a colonoscopy now follow up as indicated by your doctor and a sure way for cure.
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