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Is a family history of colorectal cancer a 100% risk factor for developing it?

Depends. Inherited forms of colon cancer, e.g., apc and hnpcc have a near 100% risk. Having a family history, without defective genes, increases the risk but no where near 100%. Read more...

How diabetes mellitus considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer? Why?

Diabetes and cancer. This has come up many times but no one is sure. It is very unlikely if you at age 21 (presume you have type 1 diabetes) would have colorectal cancer. Does that cancer run in your family? Is that why you are concerned? If so make sure your doctor is aware of that. Read more...

Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer?

No. Ibs is not directly related to colorectal cancer, however, the symptoms of IBS can sometimes delay an evaluation for colorectal cancer. Read more...
No. Unless ibs diagnosis has been made incorrectly and your symptoms are actually a manifestation of early or precancerous bowel changes. If you have never had a recent colonosocpy, might consider it depending on your age and history. Read more...

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer?

Controversial. Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. Read more...

What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?

Many risk factors. There are many risk factors: increasing age with most cases being over 50. Adenomatous polyps are important risk factor as they can become malignant if not totally removed. Family history. Diets high in fat and low in fiber. Alcohol. Cigarette smoking. Being overweight. Diabetes. African-americdn race. Read more...

What are the factors that make it more likely to get colorectal cancer?

Numerous. Diet high in red meat, processed and smoked foods, alcohol, smoking, family history colon cancer or polyps, personal history of polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease and age over 50. Read more...
Age family history. Like most cancers, colorectal cancer is more common as we age - thus the recommendation for screening colonoscopy at age 50. Family history makes you more prone to crc as does a history of colitis or polyps. Breast and endometrial cancer increase the risk of crc slightly. Constipation, obesity, and high fat diets may be small risk factors. Read more...
Colon cancer. Family history is most important. People with family history should start screening with colonoscopy at age 40. Everyone else at age 50. Read more...

How probable would colorectal cancer be at 22 with no family history or risk factors. I always have a fear of cancers and make up symptoms in my head.

Quite low. BUT not impossible. Regular checkups, rectal exam and stool for blood testing are sensible In females, lung and breast are more common.American Cancer Society has prevalence listing. No SMOKING, limited alcohol, good diet and weight management can be your focus! . Read more...
Low risk. The risk of colorectal cancer for a 22 year old person with no family history is low. Typical symptoms which would warrant investigation include rectal bleeding and a persistent change in bowel habits. Routine screening colonoscopy should begin around age 50. . Read more...