People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke or have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:
- Get screened starting at age 50.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.
Talk to your doctor today! Early detection can even help prevent development of the disease.