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Is there a connection between colon cancer and prostate cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: None

Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes.
It is probably secondary to a polyoma virus. Prostate Ca which is hormonally controlled probably arises from the MMTV virus entering the Wnt-1 gene to induce transformation. This same virus effects breast Ca and men married to women with Br Ca get more prostate Ca.

In brief: None

Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes.
It is probably secondary to a polyoma virus. Prostate Ca which is hormonally controlled probably arises from the MMTV virus entering the Wnt-1 gene to induce transformation. This same virus effects breast Ca and men married to women with Br Ca get more prostate Ca.
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