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What is the cause of colon cancer?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple factors

Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk.
Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary.

In brief: Multiple factors

Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk.
Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Polyp formation

Polyp formation in the colon & rectum occurs due to certain risk factors such as western diet, obseity, genetic factors, etc.
Ovewr tiem these polyps can grow and acquire mutations in the cells which then become cancerous and develop intoi a cancer.

In brief: Polyp formation

Polyp formation in the colon & rectum occurs due to certain risk factors such as western diet, obseity, genetic factors, etc.
Ovewr tiem these polyps can grow and acquire mutations in the cells which then become cancerous and develop intoi a cancer.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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