What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

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  • What Is Colon Cancer?
  • African-Americans and Colon Cancer
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • Your Diet and Colon Cancer
  • Understanding Polyps
  • Major Symptoms
  • Who Should Be Screened?
  • What Does Screening Look Like?
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  • March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

What Are the Risk Factors?

It’s unknown what causes colorectal cancer, but the following can increase your risk: Having Type-II diabetes, not working out, being obese and smoking. Also heavy drinking is also a risk factor: Men shouldn’t have any more than two alcoholic drinks a day compared to one for women. 

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