Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors
- Inflammatory bowel disease.Inflammatory bowel disease.
- A personal or family historyfamily history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps.
- A genetic syndrome such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).
Lifestyle factorsLifestyle factors that may contribute to increased risk of colorectal cancer include—
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