Risk, Prevention and Screening


All About Colon Polyps
Colon polyps can be detected, removed and biopsied during a colonoscopy and this can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Familial Colorectal Cancers - Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
FAP is a hereditary syndrome that results in those affected having hundreds to thousands of polyps and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Familial Colorectal Cancers: Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)
HNPCC, also called Lynch Syndrome, is a hereditary disorder that causes an increase in the risk of several types of cancer.

News
Gut Microbiome Analysis Aids Colorectal Cancer Screening

Aug 8, 2014 - Analysis of the gut microbiome can better distinguish healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer, compared to use of traditional clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Cancer Prevention Research.



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