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What is Familial Colorectal Cancer?

What is Familial Colorectal Cancer?

  • Familial Colorectal Cancer: An inherited disorder in which affected individuals have a higher-than-normal chance of developing colorectal cancer and certain other types of cancer, often before the age of 50.

Familial Colorectal Cancer: Introduction

Types of Familial Colorectal Cancer:

Broader types of Familial Colorectal Cancer:

How serious is Familial Colorectal Cancer?

Prognosis of Familial Colorectal Cancer: Prognosis depends on stage. Refer patients with early onset colorectal cancer for genetic counseling. Such counseling may lead to awareness and/or testing of family members at risk.
Complications of Familial Colorectal Cancer: see complications of Familial Colorectal Cancer

What causes Familial Colorectal Cancer?

Causes of Familial Colorectal Cancer: see causes of Familial Colorectal Cancer

What are the symptoms of Familial Colorectal Cancer?

Symptoms of Familial Colorectal Cancer: see symptoms of Familial Colorectal Cancer

Complications of Familial Colorectal Cancer: see complications of Familial Colorectal Cancer

Onset of Familial Colorectal Cancer: The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer in the general population is about 5 to 6 percent. Patients with a familial risk - those who have two or more first or second-degree relatives (or both) with colorectal cancer - make up approximately 20 percent of all patients with colorectal cancer.

Familial Colorectal Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Familial Colorectal Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Familial Colorectal Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Familial Colorectal Cancer: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Familial Colorectal Cancer.
Treatments for Familial Colorectal Cancer: see treatments for Familial Colorectal Cancer
Research for Familial Colorectal Cancer: see research for Familial Colorectal Cancer

Name and Aliases of Familial Colorectal Cancer

Main name of condition: Familial Colorectal Cancer

Other names or spellings for Familial Colorectal Cancer:

Hereditary colon cancer syndrome

Familial Colorectal Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Familial Colorectal Cancer:

  • Familial adenomatosis polyposis
  • Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma
 

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