Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

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.
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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If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

Not necessarily. You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. Read more...
Increased risk. Having any cancer (aside from a skin cancer) increases the risk of a second cancer. Also, there are some family cancer syndromes (lynch syndrome or hnpcc) in which there is an increased risk for both colorectal cancer and uterine cancer, as well as some other cancers. Your physician can help you assess your risks in this area. He or she may also suggest you consult a genetic counselor. Read more...

Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?

You have not had . enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. Read more...

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Chronic inflammation. Can always trigger excess cell turnover, which could lead to cancerous cells forming. Read more...
While Chron's can. Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. Read more...

I am getting chemotherapy for colon cancer. Is the dose normally increased with each round?

Ask your oncologist. That's an interesting question. It would depend on the regimen you were on, so ask your oncologist at your next visit. He/she can describe dosage , complications, and general expectations. Good luck. Read more...

Does celiac increase risk of colon cancer?

Not clear. But, celiac is linked with increased risk of small intestinal cancer and lymphoma. Colon cancer has has mixed results in studies but probably has no significant increased risk. Read more...
No. Most studies found that it does not increase risk for colon cancer. But it does for other type of cancers, such as small bowel cancer or lymphoma. Read more...
Probably not. Patients with untreated or poorly treated celiac disease have higher incidence of lymphoma of the small intestine. Read more...