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Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?
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In brief: Sometimes
There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome.
If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered.

In brief: Sometimes
There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome.
If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered.
Dr. Robert Moesinger
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Inaddition, children of those diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome should start to get screening colonoscopies and pelvic exams at a much earlier date than the ordinary polulation.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: No
No connection. However, treatment with radiotherapy may damage rectal tissues, andpotentially lead to induced cancer years later in a minescule proportion of survivors.

In brief: No
No connection. However, treatment with radiotherapy may damage rectal tissues, andpotentially lead to induced cancer years later in a minescule proportion of survivors.
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