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Can You Inherit Gastrointestinal Cancer?


December 14, 2018

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer refers to the group of cancers that involves the organs in our digestive system. GI cancers are the third most common cancer affecting men and women in the U.S. In most cases, GI cancer develops by chance or is related to a risk factor such as smoking or obesity. In some instances, it runs in families and the risk of getting cancer is passed down from generation to generation.

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at UChicago Medicine offers assessment for patients and families who may have an increased risk of developing colorectal, gastri...

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