Causes and risk factors of rectal cancer

Genetic testing and counselling

You might be offered the chance to test for some genetic conditions. It's important to understand what might happen and the effect any possible results might have.

  • General information

    Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

    Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a condition that can run in families. If not treated, FAP can increase the risk of getting bowel cancer.

  • General information

    Lynch syndrome

    Lynch syndrome (LS) is a condition that can run in families. It increases the risk of developing some cancers.