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Colon Cancer, Familial

Colon Cancer, Familial: Introduction

Colon Cancer, Familial: A genetic condition characterized by the development of adenomatous polyps mainly in the colon and rectum. There may be hundreds or thousands of polyps and these polyps have a predisposition for becoming cancerous. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Colon Cancer, Familial is available below.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer, Familial

Treatments for Colon Cancer, Familial

  • Genetic testing is may be required to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment plan usually involves regular monitoring of the polyps (polypectomy). Problematic polyps may require a prophylactic colectomy where a portion of the colon (or other affected parts of the gastrointestinal tract) is removed. NSAID's may be used to reduce or delay the development of cancer and to reduce the number of polyps that develop
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Causes of Colon Cancer, Familial

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Colon Cancer, Familial: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Colon Cancer, Familial

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Prognosis for Colon Cancer, Familial

Prognosis for Colon Cancer, Familial: Malignancy can develop by 40 years of age.

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