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Can surgery help to prevent colon cancer?

If you have a very high risk of developing colon cancer, your doctor may advise surgery. These high risks include heredity syndromes and inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease. In such cases, your doctor may remove your entire colon through surgery in an effort to prevent colon cancer development.

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