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Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Prevention

There is no sure way to prevent colorectal cancer from coming back or spreading to other parts of your body.

But there are lifestyle changes that can help you after treatment. Research shows that these things may help:3

  • Quit smoking, if you smoke.
  • Keep a healthy body mass index (BMI).
  • Get actionset.gif regular exercise.
  • Eat more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, poultry, and fish.
  • Eat less red meat, refined grains, and sweets.

Initial treatment for colorectal cancer is followed by regular doctor visits and screening to help find the cancer if it returns.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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