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Question about hereditary colon cancer. Can it skip generations?
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In brief: Yes
The genes that contribute to colon cancer are related to how cells grow or repair themselves.
Skipping a generation may mean that the gene is not fully expressed or that other environmental factors did not quite tip the balance in favor of cancer.

In brief: Yes
The genes that contribute to colon cancer are related to how cells grow or repair themselves.
Skipping a generation may mean that the gene is not fully expressed or that other environmental factors did not quite tip the balance in favor of cancer.
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