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Associated Conditions for Colorectal cancer

Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Colorectal cancer:

Women who have had breast or colon cancer may have a greater chance of developing ovarian cancer than women who have not had breast or colon cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI)

List of associated medical conditions for Colorectal cancer:

The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Colorectal cancer includes:

  • Ovarian cancer - colon cancer raises the risk of getting ovarian cancer.

Colorectal cancer as a risk factor:

Another type of associated condition is one for which Colorectal cancer is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Colorectal cancer is listed as a risk factor includes:

About associated conditions for Colorectal cancer:

Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Colorectal cancer, and underlying causes may be causes of Colorectal cancer, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Colorectal cancer. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Colorectal cancer. People with Colorectal cancer may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Colorectal cancer is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.


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