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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Important

Family history of cancer is very important information.
If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +.

In brief: Important

Family history of cancer is very important information.
If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

If the family history is in a first degree relative, take ten years off the age of diagnosis of the relative and that is the age the offspring should begin screening colonoscopies.

In brief: Depends.

If the family history is in a first degree relative, take ten years off the age of diagnosis of the relative and that is the age the offspring should begin screening colonoscopies.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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