Sunday, 11 March 2012

Risk factors associated with colorectal cancer

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include:
  •      age 50 or older
  •      history of colorectal polyps
  •      family history of colorectal cancer
  •      personal history of ovarian cancer, endometrial or breast
  •      a chronic inflammatory disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  •      unhealthy diet: high in red meat and low in fiber, fruits and vegetables
  •      reduced physical activity or non-existent
If you are exposed to one of these risk factors, talk to your doctor about a screening test for colorectal cancer.

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