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Are longer colons more likely to become cancerous?

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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not that we know of

Research shows colon cancer can develop in any section of the colon, and the length is not a risk factor. Constipation, common in patients with longer colons, is a slight risk factor.

In brief: Not that we know of

Research shows colon cancer can develop in any section of the colon, and the length is not a risk factor. Constipation, common in patients with longer colons, is a slight risk factor.
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Maybe

"longer colons" are usually the result of chronic constipation which can increase your risk for colon polyps and cancer.

In brief: Maybe

"longer colons" are usually the result of chronic constipation which can increase your risk for colon polyps and cancer.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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