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Are people who have had ovarian cancer more likely to get colon cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Yes

There is an association between colon and ovarian cancer, so if you have had one then your surveillance for the other should be increased.

In brief: Yes

There is an association between colon and ovarian cancer, so if you have had one then your surveillance for the other should be increased.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Maybe

There are some genetic syndromes (see lynch) which link colon and ovarian ca, thus making one more susceptible if she carries the gene.
If this applies to you, ask for genetic evaluation, as you may need earlier screening for colon ca, and it will also help to determine the risk any children you have might face!

In brief: Maybe

There are some genetic syndromes (see lynch) which link colon and ovarian ca, thus making one more susceptible if she carries the gene.
If this applies to you, ask for genetic evaluation, as you may need earlier screening for colon ca, and it will also help to determine the risk any children you have might face!
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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