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Colonoscopy – Colon Cancer Genetics

November 30, 2020


There are genetic relationships in regards to colon cancer and colon polyps. If a family member, especially a first degree relative, which means a brother, a sibling or parents have a history of colon cancer, or if they have a history of multiple polyps, your screening schedule gets altered according to the age at which they were diagnosed. You would have to do a colonoscopy 10 years before the diagnosis of your first degree relative.

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