July 30, 2014
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Risk factors for colorectal cancer

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include:

  • being 50 years of age or older
  • having a previous history of colorectal polyps
  • having a family history of colorectal cancer
  • having a personal history of ovarian, endometrial, or breast cancer
  • having an inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • having a poor diet, notably one high in red meat consumption and low in fibre, fruits, and vegetables
  • getting little or no exercise

If you have any of these risk factors, talk to your doctor about screening for colorectal cancer.

 
This article on colorectal cancer has been compiled from materials provided by the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, www.ccac-accc.ca.

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada


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