Family colon cancer risk similar for siblings and half-siblings

If a half-sibling has colorectal cancer, then you have a 6% cumulative risk of developing the disease, say researchers
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Siblings of people with colorectal cancer are at higher risk for the disease, but a new study suggests half-siblings face nearly the same risk.

In the BMJ research, siblings of colorectal cancer patients had a 7% cumulative lifetime risk of developing the tumours, which is 1.7 times the risk of colorectal cancer for people without any family history of these tumours.