Topic: Any research out there on whether or not connection to colon cancer?
I wrote about this a couple of years ago because I had recently lost my dad to cholangiocarcinoma. He had colon cancer 17 years prior to being diagnosed with cc and we were told they were unrelated. However, everytime I am on this site I seem to see more and more people with a similar story. Their loved one had colon cancer X amount of years before cholangiocarcinoma. I have tried to find any article or study with a percent of people with cc having had colon cancer prior and can't find anything. I am just wondering if there is a connection or if anyone has ever researched that idea? I have already lost my dad but it would be comforting to know if there was something to this to help people be tested for cc if they are at a greater risk. Anyone that has been diagnosed with it has always been blindsided as there seems to be no rhyme or reason for getting this. Atleast other types of cancers, breast for example, have some big and known risk factors (although not always true for everyone). Probably a shot in the dark on asking this but I would like to know for some peace of mind.