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What medical conditions raise your risk for colorectal cancer?

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If you’ve already had colorectal cancer, you could get it again, especially if you had it for the first time before age 60. People who have chronic inflammatory conditions of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. People with diabetes also have higher odds.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

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