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Causes of Colorectal cancer

List of causes of Colorectal cancer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Colorectal cancer) that could possibly cause Colorectal cancer includes:

Colorectal cancer Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Colorectal cancer:

Colorectal cancer Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Profile of Colorectal cancer: It is a myth that this cancer affects mostly men. Women get colorectal cancer as often as men do (about a 1... (Source: excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC) ...more »

Colorectal cancer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Colorectal cancer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Colorectal cancer:

Colorectal cancer: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Colorectal cancer: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Colorectal cancer:

  • Stages of colorectal cancer:
    • Stage 0 colorectal cancer - very early cancer of the lining.
    • Stage I colorectal cancer - involving the inner wall of colon or rectum.
    • Stage II colorectal cancer - cancer has spread locally beyond colon/rectum but not to lymph nodes.
    • Stage III colorectal cancer - spread to lymph nodes but not further.
    • Stage IV colorectal cancer - metastatic cancer; usually to liver or lungs.
  • Recurrent colorectal cancer - occurring again after previous treatment.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Colorectal cancer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Colorectal cancer as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Colorectal cancer as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Colorectal cancer. Our database lists the following as having Colorectal cancer as a complication of that condition:

Colorectal cancer as a symptom:

Conditions listing Colorectal cancer as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Colorectal cancer. Our database lists the following as having Colorectal cancer as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Colorectal cancer?

Causes: Colorectal cancer: All kinds of cancer occur when cell division, normally a very highly regulated process, gets out of control. While environmental factors can certainly contribute to a person's risk of cancer (e.g. smoking, diet, and exercise), most cancers have a genetic basis too. Literally hundreds of genes and proteins are involved in monitoring the process of cell division and DNA replication; a mutation in one or more of these genes or proteins can sometimes lead to uncontrolled cancerous growth. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Medical news summaries relating to Colorectal cancer:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Colorectal cancer:

Related information on causes of Colorectal cancer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Colorectal cancer may be found in:


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