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Colorectal Surgery

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment for Hereditary Colorectal Cancers

In approximately 5 to 10 percent of cases, colorectal cancer can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father. For individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, our experts may recommend additional screenings and possibly genetic testing to help identify their level of risk for developing certain hereditary colon cancer syndromes.

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Based on the results of these tests, we will provide a detailed plan of ongoing care and surveillance for the early detection of colorectal cancer as well as prevention strategies. The most commonly used and effective screening tool is colonoscopy, which for some people at high risk, may begin as early as age 10.

The six most common types of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes include:

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