1Could You Be At Risk From Colon Cancer?
The cold hard fact is that everyone is at risk from Colo-rectal Cancer and as we get older that risk just increases, which is why it is so important to take note of and understand the risks as well as receive regular screening.
Every single year approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with Colo-rectal cancer and approximately 50,000 will be terminal. With Colo-rectal cancer being the 3rd most common cancer in US adults and the 2nd biggest common cause of cancer deaths its unsurprising many have questions on the subject so we here at HealthyBookworm have set out to answer some of these for you because the medical community as a whole believe these numbers to be too high.
If you have a family history of Colo-rectal cancer it doesn’t necessarily mean that you would be more prone to the disease but what it does mean is you should and will require more regular screening than those who haven’t got a family history of the disease.
The most common is a family history of Polyps or cancer syndromes such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) or Lynch syndrome, if you have a history of these in your family then it is always best to get screened as a precaution.
Other detrimental factors that can predispose you to develop Colo-rectal cancer include whether you smoke, are obese or maintain a low fibre, high fat diet.