Tips to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a serious threat to your health. This illness can cause death if it’s not diagnosed early.

The good news is that it’s often preventable with a healthy lifestyle and early screening.

Colorectal cancer is cancer that can happen in the colon or the rectum. The colon is the largest part of the large intestine.

The rectum is the area where feces is stored before you have a bowel movement. They’re located close together and the same types of cancer cells can develop.

One of the most important things you can do is make sure you know your family history.

If you have family members who have had colon cancer, you need to make sure your healthcare provider knows this. This will help you to get screening tests at the right time.

You also need to make sure and eat a healthy diet. For preventing colon cancer you need to eat a diet that’s high in fiber from plant-based foods.

That means you should be eating whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. These foods should make up the majority of your diet.

Trying to keep your weight as close to ideal as possible will also help you to prevent colon cancer.

The rates of colon cancer are greater in people who are overweight and obese. This is especially true for people who carry their weight in their abdomen.

If you’re a smoker, colorectal cancer is another reason to quit. People who smoke have a greater risk of developing this disease.

This is most likely due to the toxins that build up in the tissues. Not only will you be more likely to develop it, you’ll be more likely to die from it.

Limiting your alcohol use can also help you to prevent colorectal cancer. Alcohol can deplete your body of necessary vitamins and minerals that help it to fight disease on its own. Stick to drinking no more than one drink each day.

Take your daily vitamins. Making sure you supplement your body with important vitamins will make up for deficiencies in your diet.

In particular, Vitamin D, folic acid, and calcium can help you to stave off colorectal cancer.

Get some exercise. Exercise has been shown to help decrease the risk of colon cancer in research studies.

You don’t have to be a gym rat to get the benefit. Even exercising 30 minutes a day will help to lower your risk.

Don’t be afraid to get screening. Many people avoid being screened because the idea of it is scary.

You might be afraid of the results you’ll get or you might be afraid of the procedure.

The actual procedure for screening for colorectal cancer is not as bad as you may fear and having results will allow you to have the power to make good choices for a longer life.

Learn more about your health online when you read the rest of our information here about: Bowel cancer and Colon Cancer

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