Lifestyle Changes for Those With a Family History of Colon Cancer

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Dr. Paulson talks about lifestyle changes for those with a family history of colon cancer Taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle is an important choice that pretty much anyone should make. But it’s a bit different for those at increased risk for colon cancer, such as those who have a family history. Exercise is an […]

Families with Colon Cancer History: When to Screen?‏


When should I get screened for colon cancer if my family has a history? Colon cancer screenings are used to look for the disease when a person doesn’t have symptoms. Colon cancer nearly always forms precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. A doctor looks for these abnormal growths during a colonoscopy. When you should […]

How to Determine Your Genetic Risk for Developing Colon Cancer

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You can often determine your genetic disposition to colon cancer based on your family history.  Dr. Mark Gimbel explains how to find the warning signs in this video. Mark Gimbel, MD:  If you are genetically prone to colon cancer, you will typically know based on a family member.  There are certain familial colon cancers that […]

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