Are you at risk?
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men & women in the U.S. It is also one of the most preventable cancers. You can significantly reduce your risk by having regular colon cancer screenings, watching your weight, and being physically active.
Understand your risk factors:
Aside from those listed below, other related risk factors include:
- physical inactivity
- heavy alcohol use
- type 2 diabetes
- Turcot syndrome
- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
- certain types of diets
How diet can affect your risk:
A diet high in red meats and processed meats can increase colorectal cancer risk; diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer.
*Source: American Cancer Society; www.cancer.org
Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer:
- Age: Are you age 50 or older?
- Symptoms: Have you had rectal bleeding?
- History: Do you have a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease?
- History: Do you have a personal history and/or family history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer?
- Note: Some people may have no known risk factors and can be asymptomatic
Call (925) 736-8228 to make an appointment to learn more about a screening colonoscopy and how you can decrease your colorectal cancer risk. Do it for you, your family, and the ones you love.
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