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What resources are available to assess my risk of colon cancer?

We have a resource where you can input your family history, and it’ll come up with specific risk levels -- average, moderate or high. It’s very effective for colon and breast cancers. It also works for melanoma.

There’s an online tool through Ohio State that does the same kind of assessment, looking for hereditary cancers. The National Cancer Institute's cancer.gov Web site has a nice section about different genetic factors that can be associated with different cancers and what kind of features you would look for in a family history that may trigger the need to get tested for certain cancers.

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