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What is the relationship between Ashkenazi Jews and colorectal cancer?

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Jewish people who are Ashkenazi, or of Eastern European descent, are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. This is thought to be due to a variant of the APC gene that is found in 6% of this population. Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the Jewish population in the U.S.

If you suspect that you are at risk for an inherited form of colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor. There may be a genetic test that can be performed to confirm your suspicions.

From: Inherited Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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