11 doctors weighed in:

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
Thank
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
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors