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What causes rectum cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many risk factors

Polyps can develop in the rectum and then can become cancerous if not removed.
Risk factors for this include family history of colon or rectal cancer, older age, inflammatory bowel disease, western diet, smoking, obesity.

In brief: Many risk factors

Polyps can develop in the rectum and then can become cancerous if not removed.
Risk factors for this include family history of colon or rectal cancer, older age, inflammatory bowel disease, western diet, smoking, obesity.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Rectal cancer and anal cancer are different entities.
Both may involve genetics, but risk factors include in addition, anal intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases such as condyloma, etc, similar dietary risks of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease. If you are at risk due to any of the above, pleaqse get properly evaluated by a specialist.

In brief: Several

Rectal cancer and anal cancer are different entities.
Both may involve genetics, but risk factors include in addition, anal intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases such as condyloma, etc, similar dietary risks of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease. If you are at risk due to any of the above, pleaqse get properly evaluated by a specialist.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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