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Posted by: Kevin | 2003/03/09

I.B.S. or leading up to Cancer?

Hi Doctor!
I am 42 and have always had a problem with constipation. My mother says I used to sit on the toilet for anything up to 2 hours at a time when I was little. When she took me to the doctor he said there was nothing wrong. Now I am tired of being constipated, blown up and having a sore gut all the time. My wife told my mother about me and now she is nagging again (so whats new) for me to go to the doctor but I am sure I just have i.b.s. She also worries cos my Dad died of melanoma and both his brother and sister also died of cancer. Can cancer be hereditary?

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Kevin, some cancers may be hereditary and there definitely is a tendency for cancers to “run in families”. Going to the doctor isn’t really such a big thing, so why don’t you see a gastroenterologist and make sure there is nothing wrong with you? While you’re there have him give you something to cure the constipation too. Good luck.

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