Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer (Infographic)
Certain people may be at a greater risk for developing colon cancer, including those older than 50 years old, those who have had other types of cancer, a family history of colon cancer, those who have had colon polyps, those who have had ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, and those who have genetic conditions that might make them more prone to have colon cancer.
But there are also factors you can control. A low-fiber, high-fat diet, an inactive lifestyle, diabetes, obesity, smoking and alcohol all can increase a person's risk for colon cancer. Here are some ways you can reduce your risk of colon cancer.