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Are there ways to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

There are genetic and environment risks to colon cancer.
Obviously genetics can't be changed at this point. Risks that can be avoided include smoking and eating a western style diet (high fat, low fiber). Being overweight increases the risk of colon cancer. Smoking is probably the biggest factor as it can double the risk of colon cancer.

In brief: Perhaps

There are genetic and environment risks to colon cancer.
Obviously genetics can't be changed at this point. Risks that can be avoided include smoking and eating a western style diet (high fat, low fiber). Being overweight increases the risk of colon cancer. Smoking is probably the biggest factor as it can double the risk of colon cancer.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Colonoscopic screening and removal of polyps will prevent development of colon cancer in vast majority of people.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

Minimize alcohol and red meat.

In brief: Diet

Minimize alcohol and red meat.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Avoid processed and smoked foods
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