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What is the benefit of knowing if I have the gene for colon cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Planning

Not everyone wants to know about a risk for cancer. However knowing about colon cancer risk allows you to get a colonoscopy every year to check for cancer before it grows.
Also it allows you to have a discussion with a surgeon about your options to remove the colon before it affects you. This can be life saving. There are different genes for colon cancer risk and they have different implications.

In brief: Planning

Not everyone wants to know about a risk for cancer. However knowing about colon cancer risk allows you to get a colonoscopy every year to check for cancer before it grows.
Also it allows you to have a discussion with a surgeon about your options to remove the colon before it affects you. This can be life saving. There are different genes for colon cancer risk and they have different implications.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Allows

You to get more frequent screening exams and early diagnosis resulting in better outcomes and survival.
Also relates to your childrens risk of developing colon cancer.

In brief: Allows

You to get more frequent screening exams and early diagnosis resulting in better outcomes and survival.
Also relates to your childrens risk of developing colon cancer.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
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