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Colon Cancer Prevention Overview

Colon Cancer Prevention Is Easier Than You Realize

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Updated November 27, 2009

Arm youself with colon cancer prevention information and you can make the smartest choices for your own best health.

What Colon Cancer Prevention Steps Can I Take?

There are five concrete, health-related issues that you can tackle today to reduce your risk of colon cancer. Addressing these issues in your own life will put you on the path to optimal colon cancer prevention:

  1. Get Screened
  2. Exercise Regularly
  3. Eat Right
  4. Maintain a Healthy Body Weight and Shape
  5. Avoid Tobacco and Don't Smoke

Why is Screening So Important For Colon Cancer Prevention?
An overview of why screening is one of the most important colon cancer prevention strategies.

What Does Exercise Have to Do with Colon Cancer Prevention?
An overview of why and how exercise plays a role in colon cancer prevention.

What Does Eating Right for Colon Cancer Prevention Mean?
An overview of the importance of a healthy diet for colon cancer prevention.

How Do I Know if I’m at a Healthy Body Weight and Shape for Optimal Colon Cancer Prevention?
An overview of how and why body weight and shape play a role in colon cancer prevention.

How Do I Quit Smoking and Using Tobacco?
All the tools you need to help yourself kick the tobacco habit for good.

Sources

Pan SY, DesMeules M. Energy intake, physical activity, energy balance, and cancer: epidemiologic evidence. Methods Mol Biol 2009 472:191-215.

Wilkins T, Reynolds PL. Colorectal cancer: a summary of the evidence for screening and prevention. Am Fam Physician 2008 78:1385-92.

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