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If I have risk factors for colon cancer, does that mean I'll get it?

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If you have one or more risk factors, it doesn’t mean that you will develop colorectal cancer. But you should talk about your risk factors with your doctor. He or she may be able to suggest ways to lower your chances and tell you when you need to get checked.

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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