Colorectal Cancerby Desert Surgical Associates on 03/04/18
Q:What are the risk factors for Colorectal Cancer?
A: Lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is roughly equal in men and women.
Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age.
Q:Who is considered High Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
A:Colonoscopy is recommended for individuals of any age who are at higher than average risk for developing colorectal cancer by virtue of:
Personal history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps
A strong family history of the disease
Inherited forms of colorectal polyps or cancer
Predisposing chronic digestive condition such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)