What's the Risk of Cancer after Polyps are Removed?

Five years after a colonoscopy found and removed polyps, one in ten patients will have a new advanced polyp and six in every thousand will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Pooling studies that followed up nearly 10,000 men and women who had a polyp removed…

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Online Tool Predicts Individual Colorectal Cancer Risk

Average risk men and women and their doctors can estimate the probability of that individual developing colon or rectal cancer by using an interactive tool available online.  Developed by National Cancer Institute, the model is based on population research and cancer incidence information. In developing…

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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

People with a combination of three common medical conditions together known as metabolic syndrome have a greatly increased risk of colorectal cancer.  The three are hypertension, diabetes and elevated cholesterol. Reviewing answers the the National Health Interview Survey, researchers found that people who reported metabolic…

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Gene Variation Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

People with a variation in the gene that controls how fat is metabolized by cells have a lowered chance of getting colorectal cancer, even in families with already increased risk. Scientists studied differences in short regions of the ADIPOQ gene called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) among…

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Alcohol Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Drinking increases risk for colorectal cancer, but the type of alcoholic drinks don’t appear to make a difference.  Instead, danger seems to come from the alcohol itself rather than other ingredients. In the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer,  alcohol consumption and specific alcoholic…

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Urologic Cancer Increases Risk for Colorectal Cancer

A previous diagnosis of ureter or kidney cancer increases the risk for colorectal cancer, especially when the diagnosis was made before the age of 60.  In addition, colorectal cancer increases risk for certain urologic cancers. Cancer in the ureter or renal pelvis (urothelial cancer) was…

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