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Is colon cancer and olvarian cancer often related?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Colon Cancer is induced for the most part in non hereditary disease by viral transfection.
The most common organism is the polyoma virus. Ovarian cancer is not derived from this viral event. Colon cancer begins in the mucosa of the bowel where ovarian Ca is an epithelial disease similar to that of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The only relationship is when colon metastasizes to ovary.

In brief: No

Colon Cancer is induced for the most part in non hereditary disease by viral transfection.
The most common organism is the polyoma virus. Ovarian cancer is not derived from this viral event. Colon cancer begins in the mucosa of the bowel where ovarian Ca is an epithelial disease similar to that of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The only relationship is when colon metastasizes to ovary.
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Some times

Genetic abnormalities like brca 1 increase the risk for both ovarian and colon cancer.
In most cases the two are not related. Please see this site for more information. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/brca.

In brief: Some times

Genetic abnormalities like brca 1 increase the risk for both ovarian and colon cancer.
In most cases the two are not related. Please see this site for more information. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/brca.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery

In brief: No

Not often

In brief: No

Not often
Dr. Mark Pack
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