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Are some people more prone to getting rectal cancer?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
People over age 50 with high-fat, low-fiber diet ("western') are at increased risk for developing polyps which can turn cancerous over time.
Alcohol intake may be linked and patients with inflammatory bowel disease are also at a higher risk. Family history can increase the risk in patients too.

In brief: Yes
People over age 50 with high-fat, low-fiber diet ("western') are at increased risk for developing polyps which can turn cancerous over time.
Alcohol intake may be linked and patients with inflammatory bowel disease are also at a higher risk. Family history can increase the risk in patients too.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Smoking also increases the risk for rectal and anal cancers, among the other known smoking related cancer risks.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
People with a personal or family history of colon polyps and cancer.

In brief: Yes
People with a personal or family history of colon polyps and cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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