Research shows there are ways to protect yourself against colon cancer.
For example, dietary changes and exercise habits can have an affect on your risk for colon cancer. Smoking and eating lots of red meat are two risk factors for colon cancer, while taking a thirty minute walk five days a week and getting enough Vitamin D can reduce your risk.
Additionally, getting screened and knowing your family history can greatly reduce your risk. Check out the infographic below for 8 tips to help prevent colon cancer.
It is important to note that while there are risk factors for colon cancer, not everyone who develops colon cancer shows signs of risk factors. Know your family history and get screened if you're over the age of 50.
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