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Causes of Colon Cancer
Dr. Agarwal Sharmila
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The prime cause of colon cancer is genetics. Individuals with older age, history of occurence of colorectal cancer and sedentary lifestly are at higher risk of developing colon cancer.

The cause of the colon cancer is usually a hereditary one. Some of the risk factors of Colon cancer includes older age, history of occurence of colorectal cancer, sedentary lifestyle along with diet which mainly comprises of the fats instead of the fibers in them. 4.49% of men and 4.15% of women are at a risk to attract Colon cancer in their daily lives.


Dr. Agarwal Sharmila

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Dr. Agarwal Sharmila is one of the best radiation oncologist and cancer specialist at Jaslok Hospital in Peddar Road, Mumbai. She is specialized in stereotactic radiotherapy, brachytherapy and therapy simulator and has rich experience in these fields. She completed MBBS from Osmania University in 1988 and MD in Radiotherapy from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 1993.
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