Colorectal Cancer Increasing Risk Factors

912 WordsFeb 22, 20184 Pages
To start, one already has an increased chance of getting cancer if one already has a history of colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, or breast cancer. Thus, due to her family’s history of getting colorectal cancer, Ms. Wilson should have already been more wary of colorectal cancer. Although her race is not mentioned, the following races have highest occurring colon cancer rates from highest to lowest: Black, White, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan natives, and then Hispanic. With the specificity of sex, women are less likely than men to contract colorectal cancer, but do so at roughly the same incidence. In addition, being 61 years old gave her a 0.92% chance of developing colorectal cancer after 10 years, 2.37% after 20 years, and 3.76 after 30 years [5]. In regards to environmental factors, colon cancer shares many similarities with other forms of cancer. For example, some environmental factors for colorectal cancer are diet, tobacco, and lack of exercise. In addition, there are several polyposis disorders, colorectal cancers that are passed on via errors or mutations within the genetic code, that can also contribute to the development of colorectal cancer. Examples of polyposis disorders are familial adenomatous polyposis, turcot syndrome, attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis, and hyperplastic polyposis syndrome. On the other hand, non-polyposis disorders, or inherited colorectal cancers that affects organs such as the reproductive tract, digestive
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