Personalized Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

  • While a patient's risk may be accurately estimated, these predictions do not allow one to say precisely which patient will develop colorectal cancer.
  • Some patients who do not develop colorectal cancer have higher risk estimates than patients who do develop colorectal cancer.
  • As a reminder, this tool was designed for use by health professionals. If you are not a health professional, you are encouraged to print these results and discuss them with your health care provider.
  • The tool uses a patient's medical history and the history of colorectal cancer among their first-degree relatives (father, mother, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters) to estimate absolute colorectal cancer risk—the chance or probability of developing colorectal cancer over a defined time period.

5—Year Absolute Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

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Lifetime Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

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Your Answers

These results are based upon the following information:

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Demographics

This tool does not yet apply to American Indians and Alaska Natives

This tool calculates risk for men and women 45 to 85 years of age.

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Diet & Physical Activity

Includes leafy green salads and raw, cooked, canned, and frozen vegetables (including beans)

Does not include fried vegetables like French fries or fried potatoes.

Moderate activities DO NOT cause the patient to sweat or breathe hard. Some examples include vacuuming, gardening, easy walking for exercise, and so on.

Vigorous activities include all activities that DO cause the patient to sweat or breathe hard. Some examples include racquet sports, basketball, running, fast biking, exercise class, weight lifting, backpacking, swimming, and heavy labor such as shoveling dirt.

Medical History

These hormones may be given as hormone pills, oral contraceptives, shots, skin patches, vaginal creams, or as vaginal suppositories

Family History

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