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How does your lifestyle affect your risk of colorectal cancer?

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You may be more likely to get colorectal cancer if you drink a lot of alcohol, smoke, don't get enough exercise, and if you are overweight.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)" and "What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum."

American Cancer Society: "Colorectal Cancer Overview."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 04, 2018

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