Is Medullary carcinoma of the colon heriditary?
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Posted Sat, 4 Jan 2014 in Colon Cancer
Answered by Dr. K. Harish 8 days later
Brief Answer: you could get tested Detailed Answer: Medullary carcinoma of colon is a rare variety (less than 1%). The outcome is generally better than other varieties. It could be part of hereditary non polyposis colon cancer with microstaellite instability. There would be some element of heredity in colon cancers. You need not be over anxious. But you can get tested by various means. common screening test includes stool for occult blood. You could also get a colonoscopy done. You doctor would be best to advice you in this regard.