Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older.
You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke or have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:
- Get screened starting at age 50
- Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
- Get plenty of physical activity
- Eat healthy
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