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Risks of developing colorectal cancer

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22 Nov 2016 - General
 

Colorectal cancer is the malignancy arises from the large bowel.  The signs and symoptoms may be depended on the location of the colorectal cancer. The risks of developing colorectal cancer are the personal history of colorectal cancer, personal history of adenomatous polyp, having inflammatory bowel disease, first degree relative with colorectal cancer, a gene carrier for familial colon cancer syndromes. With regards to the first degree family history of colorectal cancer, the risk of developing colorectal cancer is increased approximately by 2 fold if a first degree relative has been diagnosed with the condition over the age 65.  The younger the age at which the relative was diagnosed, the higher the risk. The risk is also increased if more than 1 of the first degree relative were diagnosed to have colorectal cancer.

According to the latest epidemiological study, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in both men and women. In addition to those mentioned above, a sedentary lifestyle and being overweight can also increase a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer. Moreover, a diet which is rich in red meat and processed food are also considered risk factors for this disease. In contrast to this, eating green leafy vegetables and whole grains can significantly reduce the propensit...
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