How can I find out about my future risk of passing down colon cancer genes? Would a Colonoscopy help?

We are planning to start a family soon but I am worried about my risk of passing on my “bad” genes as we’ve had two generations of colorectal cancer history on my maternal side. Is a colonoscopy the only way for me to find out whether I carry future risk? I’m 33 years old with no symptoms and have never done the procedure. Both my mom and grandma were in their 50s when diagnosed. How can I make sure my baby wouldn’t be affected?

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Speak with your primary care about genetic testing. In addition, I would suggest getting a colonoscopy.

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