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Why should I be concerned about colon and rectal cancer if no family history?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
8 doctors agree
In brief: Lethal if not
Caught early.
80% of colon cancers occur in individuals with no family history. If you are over 50 you need a colon examination, preferably a colonoscopy.

In brief: Lethal if not
Caught early.
80% of colon cancers occur in individuals with no family history. If you are over 50 you need a colon examination, preferably a colonoscopy.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Though family history increases your personal rik, the vast majority of colorectal cancers are found in patients with no known family history.

In brief: Yes
Though family history increases your personal rik, the vast majority of colorectal cancers are found in patients with no known family history.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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