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The Colorectal Cancer Risk Profiler determines your Lifetime Risk of colorectal cancer and compares it to the risk of an average person of your same age and ethnicity. It also provides recommendations about screening for colorectal cancer based on published guidelines.
Risk factors used in the model include colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy in the last 10 years, polyp history, colorectal cancer history in the immediate family, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, body mass index, current vigorous leisure time activity, and vegetable consumption. For men only, cigarette smoking amount and length of time were factors. For women, estrogen exposure either based on menopause status or post-menopausal hormone-replacement therapy was a protective factor.
This profiler is intended only for people who have NOT already been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The results of this profiler are based on widely accepted research, but are only accurate for the intended audience.
Can't answer all of the questions? No problem. The Result Report will still have valuable information for you. When finished, print and share your Result Report with your doctor.
Lifetime Risk of Colorectal Cancer
This is calculated from equations in the Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, the first absolute risk model for colorectal cancer. The model was developed using data from two large U.S. population-based case-control studies of colon and rectal cancer, cancer incidence data from 13 NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries, and from national mortality rates. It uses answers about risk and preventive factors to calculate that person's absolute risk of colorectal cancer for a specific time period. The model was tested in a large population and has been shown to be accurate in predicting absolute risk. Researchers have updated the tool using SEER rates for African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino populations.
Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening
The recommendations included in this profiler are from a joint guideline from the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
What Are Polyps?
A polyp is a small growth that develops on the inside of the colon or rectum.
Roughly 4 out of every 10 people over the age of 50 have pre-cancerous polyps in their colon or rectum.
Most polyps will never become cancer. However, if polyps are not removed, 5% to 10% of them will become cancerous.
Immediate family members include your biological mother and father, full brothers and sisters, and your biological sons or daughters.