What Are the Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer

What Are the Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer?

Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older, but getting regular physical activity and keeping a healthy weight may help lower your risk.

Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
A personal or family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Sponsor: Prevent Cancer Foundation

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older.

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