An ever-increasing collection of studies are emerging that demonstrate the impact of various lifestyle factors and their impact on disease risk. This means that some types of cancer and other chronic diseases - colon cancer included - are largely preventable.
For example, there are countless studies that show a correlation between high levels of physical activity and reduced risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. This is just one of many behaviors we can control in order to reduce our cancer risk.
The American Cancer Society came out with this awesome infographic to put all the facts into one place so you can see the various ways you can lower your risk for cancer and help promote a cancer-free future.
These prevention studies help us discover ways we can prevent cancer and other diseases, saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the process.