Risks of developing colorectal cancerCreated by:
Colorectal cancer is the malignancy arises from the large bowel. The signs and symoptoms may be depended on the location of the colorectal cancer. The risks of developing colorectal cancer are the personal history of colorectal cancer, personal history of adenomatous polyp, having inflammatory bowel disease, first degree relative with colorectal cancer, a gene carrier for familial colon cancer syndromes. With regards to the first degree family history of colorectal cancer, the risk of developing colorectal cancer is increased approximately by 2 fold if a first degree relative has been diagnosed with the condition over the age 65. The younger the age at which the relative was diagnosed, the higher the risk. The risk is also increased if more than 1 of the first degree relative were diagnosed to have colorectal cancer.