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What are the causes of colon cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Combination

Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer.
70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a true inherited cancer and approximately 25% is familial type. Some risk factors include- inflammatory bowel disease, dietary habit ( processed red meat), dm, alcohol, growth hormone, obesity, cigarette, immunosupressant , age, etc.

In brief: Combination

Environmental and genetic factors can increase the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer.
70% of cases are sporadic cases, only about 10% is a true inherited cancer and approximately 25% is familial type. Some risk factors include- inflammatory bowel disease, dietary habit ( processed red meat), dm, alcohol, growth hormone, obesity, cigarette, immunosupressant , age, etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

20% are genetically caused, the remainder being environmentally caused by some as yet unknown combination of exposures to various agents.
The person who finds the actual answer will no doubt be on a south pacific island relaxing after having won the nobel prize. We just don't know in every case.

In brief: Depends

20% are genetically caused, the remainder being environmentally caused by some as yet unknown combination of exposures to various agents.
The person who finds the actual answer will no doubt be on a south pacific island relaxing after having won the nobel prize. We just don't know in every case.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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