Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Prevention is the best pathway to reduce colorectal cancer. To reduce the cancer risk and prevent colorectal cancer, the following activities are encouraged:

  • Eat a high-fiber diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains.
  • Limit red meat consumption and avoid processed meats.
  • Consume calcium-rich foods like low-fat or skim milk.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be physically active and exercise regularly.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t drink alcohol excessively.
  • Get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50.

Colorectal cancer is preventable!

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