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Should women be concerned about colon and rectal cancer? 

28 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
17 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Women over 50, those with a family history of colon-rectal cancer, those with inflamatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis), and a history of colon polyps have a higher than avetage risk and need to be screened more aggressively.

In brief: Yes

Women over 50, those with a family history of colon-rectal cancer, those with inflamatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis), and a history of colon polyps have a higher than avetage risk and need to be screened more aggressively.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
colonoscopy is easier than you think. Colon cancer is better prevented than treated.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Also women with a history of breast cancer are at higher risk for developing colon cancer. COlon cancer affects men and women over fifty EQUALLY!!
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the United States about 70, 000 women and 70, 000 men were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010.
(seer data) survival for colon cancer found in the early stage is greater than 90% curable. It is so important for both men and women to get colon/rectal cancer screening.

In brief: Yes

In the United States about 70, 000 women and 70, 000 men were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010.
(seer data) survival for colon cancer found in the early stage is greater than 90% curable. It is so important for both men and women to get colon/rectal cancer screening.
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
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Dr. Paul Zhang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Colon cancer affects both sexes and all ages.
The youngest one i saw is 25 years old, without any family hisotry.

In brief: Yes

Colon cancer affects both sexes and all ages.
The youngest one i saw is 25 years old, without any family hisotry.
Dr. Paul Zhang
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
COlon and rectasl cancer is equally divided between the sexes. IT is common misinformation that it is a disease of males when indeed women are at the same risk as men over the age of 50.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Arie Pelta
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1 comment
Dr. William A Biermann
These are common cancers in both men and women. We have good screening tools to find very early cancers in this area
Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The only difference between men and women here is what is ahead of it in incidence.
Breast cancer throws the most commonly occurring cancers off by 1 in women but even if you are unfortunate enough to have breast or lung cancer, you can still get colon or rectal cancer.

In brief: Yes

The only difference between men and women here is what is ahead of it in incidence.
Breast cancer throws the most commonly occurring cancers off by 1 in women but even if you are unfortunate enough to have breast or lung cancer, you can still get colon or rectal cancer.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Takao Ohnuma
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Women can not escape from inflicting yourself on colon and rectal cancer only because you are being a woman.

In brief: Yes

Women can not escape from inflicting yourself on colon and rectal cancer only because you are being a woman.
Dr. Takao Ohnuma
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Colorectal cancer occurs in both men and women.
Screening tests are appropriate for both.

In brief: Yes

Colorectal cancer occurs in both men and women.
Screening tests are appropriate for both.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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