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How do other illnesses affect stage IV colon cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A variety of other illnesses can increase your risk for stage IV colon cancer. Certain inherited syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome, can raise your risk. Inflammatory diseases that affect the colon, such as Crohn's disease, may also increase your risk of developing colon cancer, as can diabetes. Lastly, if you've had radiation treatment near your abdomen for another cancer, it may raise your risk for stage IV colon cancer development.

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