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Are some people more likely to get colorectal cancer?

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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Yes

There is a higher risk of getting colorectal cancer if it runs in a person's family, they have a genetic abnormality, and/or they have ulcerative colitis.
There are likely others, but these are the ones that immediately come to my mind.

In brief: Yes

There is a higher risk of getting colorectal cancer if it runs in a person's family, they have a genetic abnormality, and/or they have ulcerative colitis.
There are likely others, but these are the ones that immediately come to my mind.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Diets heavy

In processed meats (bologna, salami, etc) and low in fresh fruits and vegtables are more likely to be at risk.
Family history and genetics play a role in cause as well (lynch syndrom, polyps). The latter are prominant in young people. Bowel habit change and blood are reason for assessment at any age. See your doctor.

In brief: Diets heavy

In processed meats (bologna, salami, etc) and low in fresh fruits and vegtables are more likely to be at risk.
Family history and genetics play a role in cause as well (lynch syndrom, polyps). The latter are prominant in young people. Bowel habit change and blood are reason for assessment at any age. See your doctor.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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