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If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
The increased risk to you is usually in 1st degree relatives such as parents or siblings.
Genetic-related colon cancers only account for about 20% of all colon cancers.

In brief: Maybe
The increased risk to you is usually in 1st degree relatives such as parents or siblings.
Genetic-related colon cancers only account for about 20% of all colon cancers.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology
In brief: No
It is unlikely you will develop colon cancer but there are many factors that play into this.
Best advise would be to see a genetics counselor to individualize your risk.

In brief: No
It is unlikely you will develop colon cancer but there are many factors that play into this.
Best advise would be to see a genetics counselor to individualize your risk.
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy
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