Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer for men and women and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older, but it can happen at any age. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death in the US.
There are some things that you can do to reduce your risk:
• Choose a diet low in animal fat and high in fruits vegetables, whole grains
• Increase physical activity
• Limit alcohol consumption
• Get tested
Screening saves lives. Testing identifies problems and finds growths before they become cancer. If a pre-cancerous growth is found, you can stop colorectal cancer before it starts.
Ask your doctor about colorectal cancer screening.