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What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Can be genetiic

Can run in the family but there is an increased incidence with age.
That is why a colonoscopy is advocated over the age of 50.

In brief: Can be genetiic

Can run in the family but there is an increased incidence with age.
That is why a colonoscopy is advocated over the age of 50.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Multiple causes

There are multiple causes to colorectal cancer.
It is a combination between genetics, and what your colon & rectum are exposed to over the course of many decades. Clearly the most at-risk patients are those with a strong family history and a documented history of gene mutations, namely something called fap and hnpcc. Take a look at some of my other posts on reducing your risk.

In brief: Multiple causes

There are multiple causes to colorectal cancer.
It is a combination between genetics, and what your colon & rectum are exposed to over the course of many decades. Clearly the most at-risk patients are those with a strong family history and a documented history of gene mutations, namely something called fap and hnpcc. Take a look at some of my other posts on reducing your risk.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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