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Question about hereditary colon cancer: which kinds are inherited or run in families?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Several.

The types of colorectal cancers you refer to include hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) and fap (familial adenomatous polyposis).
However, each of these can also arise form a new mutation with no family history. Garden variety colorectal cancer also has some heritability, though far less than those noted above.

In brief: Several.

The types of colorectal cancers you refer to include hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) and fap (familial adenomatous polyposis).
However, each of these can also arise form a new mutation with no family history. Garden variety colorectal cancer also has some heritability, though far less than those noted above.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Colon cancer

Genetic succeptibility for colon cancer includes hereditary nonpolyposis colonrectal cancer (lynch syndrome), & famiial adenomatous polyposis.

In brief: Colon cancer

Genetic succeptibility for colon cancer includes hereditary nonpolyposis colonrectal cancer (lynch syndrome), & famiial adenomatous polyposis.
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