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Colon and Rectal Cancer: Risk Factors

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source: Cancer Quest

year: 2015

summary/abstract:

The reference discusses cancer cases that can be grouped into two broad categories, sporadic and familial. Sporadic cancers are those in which affected individual does not have a known family history of the disease. Familial cancers are those that occur in generations of a family and affected individuals generally have close relatives with same cancer type. These individuals may inherit defective genes that can cause development of cancer.

organization: Emory University

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