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Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Canada. Making healthy diet and lifestyle choices can help lower your risk. Read on to learn about the risk factors for colorectal cancer and the healthy choices you can make for cancer prevention.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the colon (large intestine) or the rectum (the last part of the colon).
The risk factors for colorectal cancer include:
To help lower your risk of colorectal cancer, follow these tips:
No. There is no evidence that bowel cleanses are effective in lowering the risk of colorectal cancer. They may even be harmful. Choose high fibre foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes to help keep your digestive system healthy.
You can help lower your risk of colorectal cancer by making healthy diet and lifestyle choices. If you have questions about healthy eating and cancer prevention, call EatRight Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2 or send an email.
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