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COLON CANCER-RISK FACTORS

Gastroenterology

COLON CANCER-RISK FACTORS

1. Age> 50
2. Adenomatous polyps (current or past)
3. Ulcerative colitis
4. Crohn colitis
5. BRCA1 mutation
6. Acromegaly
7. Obesity
8. Smoking
9. Diets high in calories and animal fat

Hereditary risk factors:
1. 1 st degree relatives with colon cancer or adenomatous polyps
2. Familial polyposis syndromes
3. Hereditary, non-polyposis colon cancer


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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