How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

Q:
How to prevent colorectal cancer?

A:
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, refers to the cancer develops in the large intestine (colon). Colorectal cancer often develops from small clumps (adenomatous polyps) in the large intestine. These clumps may be noncancerous at first, but they may cause colorectal cancer over time.

Here are some tips that may help prevent colorectal cancer, including:

Screening regularly.

People with early stage colorectal cancer may not have any symptoms. Screening test can find polyps in your colon, and you can start your treatments earlier.

Lifestyle changes.

  • Quit smoking.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol consumption.
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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