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Colon Cancer Screening

Having one or more family members diagnosed with colon cancer or colon polyps often means that your risk for colon cancer is above average. This applies to blood relations only. Your exact risk depends on

  • how many family members have developed colon cancer or polyps

  • how old these family members were when they were diagnosed

  • whether these were close family members (mother, father, sister or brother) or more distant family members (grandparent, aunt or uncle or cousin).

Choose the statement that describes your family history:

One close family member was diagnosed with colon cancer or polyps.

Two or more family members were diagnosed with colon cancer or polyps.

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