11 doctors weighed in:
Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Rarely.
Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer.
Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not hereditary.

In brief: Rarely.
Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer.
Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not hereditary.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, unless...
If there is no other significant risk factors that indicate possibility of having a particular genetical abnormality i.
e. Lynch syndrome- such as- young age of cancer diagnosis or family history of breast cancer or other cancer such as uterine/colon/genitourinary cancer etc in 1 or more generation- then the risk to have colon cancer will be the same as the general population.

In brief: No, unless...
If there is no other significant risk factors that indicate possibility of having a particular genetical abnormality i.
e. Lynch syndrome- such as- young age of cancer diagnosis or family history of breast cancer or other cancer such as uterine/colon/genitourinary cancer etc in 1 or more generation- then the risk to have colon cancer will be the same as the general population.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
I am not aware of clear link between breast cancer and colon cancer.

In brief: Probably not
I am not aware of clear link between breast cancer and colon cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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