Bowel Cancer is a common condition but in some families the risk is increased due to an inherited predisposition.
Family members who may be at increased risk include those with:
- multiple close relatives with bowel, uterine and ovarian cancers
- a family member who developed Bowel Cancer at less than 50 years of age or has had two or more bowel, uterine or ovarian cancers
- a relative with Bowel Cancer with a large number of adenomas (polyps) throughout the bowel.