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What does FHCRC stand for?

FHCRC stands for Family History of Colorectal Cancer (gastroenterology)


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Causes of colorectal cancer There is no single cause of colorectal cancer, but some factors appear to increase the risk of developing it: Age -- particularly after 50 Having polyps (small growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum) Family history of colorectal cancer -- especially if the relative (parent, sibling, child) developed colorectal cancer before the age of 45 Having familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) Diet high in red meat (beef, pork, lamb and goat) Processed meat (ham, salami, sausage, hot dogs) Alcohol consumption Smoking Physical inactivity Obesity Researchers are also looking at how diet affects the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
The retrospective analysis showed that at age 30 years, only 2% of the subjects would have met criteria for early colonoscopy screening based on their family history of colorectal cancer.
When the researchers matched men from the VA Cooperative Study 380 with women in the present study who had a negative fecal occult blood test and no family history of colorectal cancer, flexible sigmoidoscopy had a significantly higher yield for advanced neoplasia in men (66%, 126 of 190) than in women (35%, 19 of 54).
If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need to be screened earlier; * Depression--If you have felt "down" or hopeless during the past two weeks, or you've had little interest in activities that you usually enjoy, talk to your doctor about depression; * Diabetes--Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80, or if you take medication for high blood pressure; * High blood pressure--Starting at age 18, have your blood pressure checked at least every two years.
Exclusion criteria included participation in an 1IMO, no Medicare Part B coverage for the 24 months preceding the exam, inflammatory bowel disease, and a history of polyps or family history of colorectal cancer.