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What other diseases are linked to colorectal cancer?

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Colorectal cancer is strongly associated with certain other diseases. Those people considered at high risk include anyone with a personal or family history of colon polyps or colon cancer, inflammatory disease of the colon such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, and cancers of the pancreas, breast, ovaries, or uterus.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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