Does lactose intolerance increase your risk of colon cancer?

No, but . . . Lactose intolerance, the inability to digest milk sugar as one gets older (except for northern europeans), does not increase cancer risk. However, vitamin d deficiency is suspected to be a risk factor for colon cancer. Dairy is the main food source for vitamin d and calcium, but many lactose intolerant people avoid dairy. Instead, they should drink lactaid lactose-free milk and take more vitamin d.

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Does food intolerance or lactose intolerance increase your risk for colon or rectal cancer?

No. There are many studies done on food intolerances and food allergies, with mixed results in the latter. As far as food intolerances are concerned, it is not felt that there is a link to cancer. Read more...

Do hemmroid flareups increase your risk of colon cancer?

Unrelated. hemorrhoid flare up produces problems with bleeding or the equivalent of thrombosed varicose veins in the rectum. Cancer in general is related to a viral infection from an organism like the polyoma virus that infects a field in the area of colon/rectum that leads to genetic alterations leading to malignant transformation of the involved cells. Read more...

Is gluten intolerance a form of colon cancer?

No. No, simply a malabsorptive disorder which is likely autoimmune in nature and usually definitively diagnosed with endoscopic biopsy...... Or alleviation of symptoms with avoidance of gluten. Read more...
No. Gluten allergy (celiac disease or sprue) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein in grains such as wheat, rye, or barley. Gluten intolerance is not an allergy, but a patient has some problem tolerating gluten, and he gets symptoms like gassiness, bloating, loose stools, and tummy aches, but gluten intolerance does not damage the lining of the intestine. These conditions are not cancer. Read more...

Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?

You have not had . enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. Read more...

Can insoluble fiber increases risk of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer. There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority most forms are sporadic there are also multiple environmental and dietary risk factors for development of colon and rectal cancer. Low fiber and high fat diets have been shown to increase risk of this disease. Read more...

Can a colon infection raise your risk of colon cancer?

Ulcerative colitis. Some colon infections can increase the risk of cancer of the colon such as crohn's disease of the colon and ulcerative colitis. Most other no. Read more...
Possibly. There is a high prevalence of colon cancer in patients with streptococcus bovis bacteremia. Whether or not it causes colon cancer does not seem to be known. But patients with >10 year history of crohn's or ulcerative colitis, familial polposis symdromes, and a diet high in animal fat do have inccreased risk for colon cancer. Read more...