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Family History of Colorectal Cancer, Genetic Testing, Screening, and Prevention for People ~Cancer.org

By Cancer.org

If you have a family history of colorectal polyps or cancer, you have a higher risk of getting colorectal cancer yourself. This risk can be even higher in people with a strong family history of colorectal cancer. Cancer in close (first-degree) relatives such as parents, brothers, and sisters is most concerning, but cancer in more distant relatives can also be important. Having 2 or more relatives with colorectal cancer is more concerning than having only one relative with it. It’s also more concerning if your relatives were diagnosed with cancer at a younger age than usual.


SOURCE: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/genetic-tests-screening-prevention.html


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