The individual´s predisposition to colorectal cancer is determined by their heredity, whilst environmental factors interact with this susceptibility to give raise to small adenomatous polyps, larger adenomatous polyps and, finally, cancer.
 

Risk factors

author/s: Dra. Dolores Maluenda Colomer

It is believed that colorectal cancer is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The individual´s predisposition to colorectal cancer is determined by their heredity, whilst environmental factors interact with this susceptibility to give raise to small adenomatous polyps, larger adenomatous polyps and, finally, cancer.