Our expert says:
Piles are not an indication of a susceptability for colon cancer, but colon cancer does run in families. One can screen for colon cancer by doing a stool test yearly, and having the doctor do a physical examination of the rectum ( this is unpleasant I know but one can actually feel most of the cancers with your finger - it takes a few seconds, and is a very important examination) If your doctor feels that you are at higher risk he may want to do colonoscopies every few years too.
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