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Uncle had 3 colon polyps at 49, mother has never had any but their father had colon cancer at 87.No other colon in extended family.Genetic problem?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

A usual indication of hereditary cancer is getting the disease before 40.
Since none of your family members developed colon cancer before that age, it is not likely that you are genetically predisposed to it. Do get a screening colonoscopy at age 50.

In brief: Not likely

A usual indication of hereditary cancer is getting the disease before 40.
Since none of your family members developed colon cancer before that age, it is not likely that you are genetically predisposed to it. Do get a screening colonoscopy at age 50.
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