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

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Robert Cloud
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Colon cancer

Family history is most important.
People with family history should start screening with colonoscopy at age 40. Everyone else at age 50

In brief: Colon cancer

Family history is most important.
People with family history should start screening with colonoscopy at age 40. Everyone else at age 50
Dr. Robert Cloud
Dr. Robert Cloud
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